Premier League ‘set for own series’ from same company as F1’s Drive To Survive

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Box to Box Films have approached the Premier League to enquire about a ‘Drive To Survive’ style docu-series on Netflix.

All 20 clubs were reportedly informed on the proposal this week by the British production company. Talks will soon take place to see if a potential project about the top flight of English football is possible.

As well as the incredibly successful F1 documentary, Box to Box Films have also directed boxing series ‘The Kings’ for Showtime as well as the ‘Make Us Dream’ documentary about Steven Gerrard’s career and life that aired on Amazon. However, the Premier League could soon have its own documentary.

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According to The Times, Box to Box are believed to have made contact with all 20 Premier League clubs about their proposals. Details concerning the scope, access, and rights to highlights will need to be proposed before the top flight clubs come to a decision.

Neither the Premier League or the production company were willing to offer a comment at this time. The incredible success of ‘Drive to Survive’ has reportedly piqued a surge of interest that has already brought new fans of F1 to the sport.

In fact, Silverstone’s managing director Stuart Pringle briefly attributed the Netflix show’s success as part of the reason why the British Grand Prix experienced so many ticket problems. Pringle claimed the unprecedented demand for tickets, that caused their ticketing system to malfunction, may have been as a result of the docu-series’ success.

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“After seven days of being on sale 75 per cent of our inventory has been sold – as many tickets as sold in 32 weeks last year,” Pringle said to the Times.

“We believe the booking system should have been capable of dealing with that demand and we are trying to find out what happened. We do know that we have seen demand the likes of which we have never seen before.

“A few factors have contributed to this: series four of Drive to Survive on Netflix is doing brilliantly at building broader interest and any promoter of Formula One around the world will tell you they are feeling the benefit of that.”

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  • Netflix
  • Premier League
  • F1
  • Formula One
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Boxing

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