The Premier League approached the Drive to Survive-style Netflix series with all 20 clubs to make a decision on behind-the-scenes access


The Premier League have been approached over a football version of Netflix’s hit Formula 1 series Drive to Survive.

The Times reports that Box To Box Productions have also been in talks with several high-profile clubs regarding the proposal to film a behind-the-scenes documentary.

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The Premier League approached the Drive to Survive-style Netflix series with all 20 clubs to make a decision on behind-the-scenes access
The proposal comes from the same company that has plotted the drama of F1’s last four seasons
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Further talks are now set to take place regarding a potential project in the hope that it can achieve the same success as their F1 series.

The report claims details will have to be confirmed on the scope of the series, with issues such as backstage access and highlight rights still to be discussed, with the 20 Premier League clubs making a decision then.

Box To Box has previously worked in football with The Three Kings documentary about Matt Busby, Bill Shankley and Jock Stein, as well as Make Us Dream – which focuses on Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.

However, the company’s biggest hit came with Drive to Survive, which is now in its fourth season on Netflix.

The series recently charted the epic 2021 title battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, but before season 4 is released in 2022, F1 viewership has skyrocketed.

The sport saw a 40% increase in its viewership on US television between 2021 and 2022, while seven of the 10 most-watched races in US history took place in 2021.

The Premier League approached the Drive to Survive-style Netflix series with all 20 clubs to make a decision on behind-the-scenes access
F1 has grown massively in the US since Netflix started filming
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The Premier League approached the Drive to Survive-style Netflix series with all 20 clubs to make a decision on behind-the-scenes access
A number of Premier League teams have held pre-season tours of the United States and will be looking to grow their footprint
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The Circuit of the Americas also hosted the busiest F1 race in history with 400,000 fans in attendance in October last year, and the sport’s valuation soared from $8 billion in 2019 when Drive to Survive debuts at $13 billion this year.

A number of football clubs have already immersed themselves in behind-the-scenes documentaries, with Being: Liverpool making an unsuccessful debut in 2012.

Since then, Sunderland ‘Til I Die has been a massive hit on Netflix, while Manchester City, Leeds, Tottenham and Arsenal have all featured on Amazon’s All Or Nothing series.

Elsewhere, National League side Wrexham have been the subject of Welcome to Wrexham on Disney+, with new Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney planning their takeover of the club.

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