Keanu Reeves is coming to Disney+. No, I’m sorry, not in the form of the MCU, but for a docuseries centered around Formula 1 racing.
According to Variety, the four-part untitled docuseries will focus on Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn, who in 2009 bought the Honda team, renamed it Brawn GP, and took it to two unprecedented championship victories.
Reeves will host the docuseries, which the trade says has already started interviews. Among those believed to be on board are former Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo, whom Reeves was pictured with last month, and drivers Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello. Brawn himself is also set to take part. All3Media-owned North One Television is understood to be producing the series.
This is the second Formula 1 project The Walt Disney Company is working on. Hulu is developing a half-hour scripted series that is set in the world of Formula 1 racing with driver Daniel Ricciardo.
Formula 1 is the highest class of international racing for open-wheel single-seater formula racing cars sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). The World Drivers’ Championship, which became the FIA Formula One World Championship in 1981, has been one of the premier forms of racing around the world since its inaugural season in 1950. The word formula in the name refers to the set of rules to which all participants’ cars must conform. A Formula One season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix, which take place worldwide on both purpose-built circuits and closed public roads.