IndyCar: Monkey See, but can monkey do? (Update)
The NTT IndyCar Series says it’s close to signing a deal that would bring it into reality programming with a docuseries in the same vein of Netflix’s “Drive To Survive,” which concentrates on Formula 1, and the USA Network’s “Race for the Championship” featuring NASCAR’s Cup Series.
“We all just flew down here on the same plane, and one of the topics of conversation was hopefully finalizing a series deal,” IndyCar CEO Mark Miles told RACER as the series’ executive leadership landed in Texas for meeting. “It is definitely a work in progress. This one seems quite, quite close. So hopefully, we’ll have a specific announcement to make before long.”
But will the story lines be as compelling as F1 and NASCAR?
Only time will tell.
May 15, 2022
Trying to copy F1’s success, but like always, a day late and a dollar short…..
.@IndyCar is “on the 10-yard line” to striking a deal with a media company (likely a digital streaming platform) to shoot a new unscripted docu-series around the open-wheel racing property, per CEO Mark Miles.
🔳 IndyCar is working with a producer, which is handling the talks. pic.twitter.com/hJPS5v8adO
— Adam Stern (@A_S12) May 14, 2022