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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.

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

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