The as-yet-untitled undertaking will highlight the world of IMSA pro-am racing, following the lives of the on a regular basis women and men who look to compete in opposition to the most effective skilled race automobile drivers on the earth, together with Katherine Legge and Filipe Albuquerque. The undertaking could have unprecedented, behind-the-scenes entry to the beginner drivers, and to how racing in opposition to professionals can threat their relationships, their companies, and extra importantly, their lives.
Along with government producers Peyton and Calderon, the manufacturing workforce contains former Netflix government Justin Value; Mike Zhu, who previously served as Head of Technique and Planning for wiip; Hardpoint Motorsports’ President & CEO, Rob Ferriol; The Gentleman Driver producer Beaux Jackson; and the Atlanta-based movie producer and entrepreneur Mark Sunderland, who focuses on growth and early stage corporations. Manufacturing on the collection, analyzing the 2023 racing season, will launch on the finish of this 12 months. CAA Media Finance represents the undertaking’s worldwide distribution rights.
“I’m fascinated by the uncooked nature of pro-am racing and extra importantly the tales and stakes of the women and men drivers who compete in it,” stated Peyton. “This league and these drivers have charming tales that mainstream America hasn’t seen but. I’m excited to dive into the unscripted world with this undertaking and might’t wait to be at Daytona after we kick-off the manufacturing!”
“This collection goals to shine a lightweight on the unsung heroes of motorsports – the beginner drivers – and produce followers a uncommon take a look at their lives,” added Calderon. “We need to share the unimaginable tales of drivers who threat their lives and put themselves in unattainable conditions due to their ardour for and love of the game. These are women and men from all walks of life going on the market and risking all of it to show that they’re pretty much as good as the professionals and to earn a coveted seat at Le Mans.”
Peyton is a author, director and producer who beforehand helmed the Dwayne Johnson movies Rampage, San Andreas and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, additionally co-creating the post-apocalyptic Netflix collection, Daybreaok. Further credit embody the Netflix collection Frontier with Jason Momoa, which he exec produced.
Calderon serves as Chief Development Officer for the Austin-based AI firm Valkyrie, and can also be a companion on the motorsports firm Velocity Group. His 20 years of expertise throughout administration, promoting, gross sales and advertising within the motorsports enviornment has had him engaged on high-profile industrial initiatives tied to Method 1, the World Endurance Championship and the Worldwide Motor Sports activities Affiliation. He beforehand exec produced Netflix’s function documentary The Gentleman Driver, analyzing the lives of businessmen moonlighting as race automobile drivers, which was launched within the U.S. in 2019.
Peyton is represented by CAA and Sloane, Supply, Weber & Dern.