Premier League 'Drive to Survive' - England's top-flight set for Netflix series

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The Premier League is set for its own ‘Drive to Survive’ style Netflix series after the league was approached by the film company behind Netflix’s popular Formula One feature.

That’s according to a report in The Times, who claim clubs have been informed of the proposals this week.

‘Formula 1: Drive To Survive’ has proven to be incredibly popular on Netflix with four seasons released so far. The series looks at each Formula 1 season, covering the twists and turns by focusing on the various teams and drivers throughout the campaign.

‘Drive to Survive’ contributed to unprecedented British GP ticket demand

It allows a behind-the-scenes look at the sport. And it’s been so successful that Silverstone’s managing director, Stuart Pringle, this week claimed it was a reason for an unprecedented demand for British Gran Prix tickets.

“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,” he said.

“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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A Premier League ‘Drive to Survive’

Now, the production company behind that series – the British-based Box To Box Films – wants to do a Premier League version.

Box To Box Films have also made the boxing series ‘The Kings’ as well as Make Us Dream — a documentary about Steven Gerrard.

They’ve already been in contact with Premier League clubs regarding their plans.

There are still plenty of details that need to be ironed out. Such as how much access clubs will need to provide behind the scenes as well as the rights to show highlights. A decision will then be made by the 20 clubs.

The Premier League and the production company have both declined to comment.

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We’ve already been given access to some Premier League clubs in ways we never thought were possible thanks to Amazon’s All Or Nothing series. Series on Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal have been released – and have been incredibly popular with football fans.

Now Netflix, who announced a net loss of 200,000 subscribers in April, want a slice of the Premier League pie.

Football fans around the world would no doubt love access to a league where merely getting a match ticket can be extremely difficult.

Whether the 20 clubs – or the league itself – will agree to allow cameras and fans behind the curtain remains to be seen.

Make. It. Happen.

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