Hulu is searching for Daniel Ricciardo’s new teammate (in the writer’s room). The Disney-backed streamer is partnering with the eccentric driver to create a half-hour scripted series set in the world of Formula 1 racing and is now on the hunt for off-air talent. So if you froth on-track action, and fancy yourself a decent wordsmith, slide into those DMs and start pitching ideas.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, little is known about the plot line, with the series still in the very early stages of development. Yet to be titled, the project is a product of ABC Signature, Lionsgate Television and Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Phoebe Zimmer and Sydney Title. Ricciardo, winner of eight Grand Prixs and currently racing for McLaren, has signed on as an executive producer for the show.
The upcoming F1 series is the latest racing project to be snatched up by a streaming platform, with Apple recently acquiring a Formula 1 film starring Brad Pitt as well as a documentary film on F1 racer Lewis Hamilton. However, not everything on track turns to gold, with Netflix’s NASCAR-backed comedy, The Crew, starring Kevin James, cancelled after one season. Luckily, the OG streamer still firmly grips the top-rated Drive to Survive series.
Ricciardo will jump back in the driver’s seat this weekend at the British Grand Prix, with the 33-year-old looking to earn some much-needed points after narrowly missing out in Canada.