Netflix has added two new car shows to its roster and renewed the popular show Fastest Car for a second season.
The streaming video service has announced two new car-themed original series that will debut in coming months: Car Masters: Rust to Riches and Hyperdrive.
Car Masters: Rust to Riches follows Gotham Garage owner Mark Towle as he and his team find inexpensive vintage vehicles, fix them up and flip them – hopefully at a profit. Netflix says Towle has “perfected the upgrade and trade model, using sweat equity and sheer car genius to turn rusty wrecks into six-figure paydays.” Season 1 of the series will consist of 8 episodes and will launch on Netflix on September 14th.
Hyperdrive sounds a bit more interesting, in our opinion. The show is described as a “high-stakes tournament series where daring drivers from across the globe compete for the glory on one of the largest automotive obstacle courses ever constructed,” which makes it sound like Hollywood’s take on the Race of Champions. Season 1 will include 10 episodes and will launch in early 2019. The series is currently being filmed at a studio in Rochester, NY.
Netflix has also renewed Fastest Car for a second season. The show is fairly self-explanatory – pitting owners of ‘sleeper’ cars and exotic cars against each other to see who has, well, the fastest car. “The sleeper-vs.-supercar competition show, Netflix’s first global original motor series, returns for a second season as drivers race toward the final showdown,” the streaming video service said in a release.
Netflix has one last thing for you to get excited about, so long as you are a race fan. The streaming service is currently filming a 10-part docuseries that follows the 2018 Formula 1 season. The docuseries will follow the infamously secretive world of F1, giving fans a rare look inside the world’s largest motorsports series. It’s being produced by James Gay Rees, the same guy who produced Senna, so race fans definitely won’t want to miss it.
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