A new Supercars reality show is believed to be in the works, following a similar format to that of the “Drive to Survive” series which follows Formula 1 around the world.
The show, produced by former Nine Entertainment CEO Hugh Marks and former Endemol Shine Australia CEO Carl Fennessy, will follow teams and drivers as they compete for championship glory.
Supercars has previously delved into reality shows in recent times with their “Inside the Line” series. That show follows a specific team over a single season. The new show, however, will differ as it follows multiple teams and competitors.
It is thought that the pilot episode was shot at the recent Bathurst 1000, camera crews spotted following drivers over the weekend. A number of one-on-one interviews are also suspected to have been shot.
Once the pilot has been fully produced, it will be pitched to major streaming networks, including Amazon and Netflix.
The success of Drive to Survive has seen Formula 1 skyrocket in popularity in recent years, Netflix estimating 4.14 million viewers tuned in for 28.01 million hours of screen time the weekend season 4 launched.
Those numbers show the demand for motorsport reality shows exists, with a behind-the-scenes perspective seen to increase fan engagement.
Whilst the exact timelines and details aren’t announced as of yet, it’s expected Kiwis Andre Heimgartner, Shane van Gisbergen and Chris Pither will be coming to a screen near you sometime soon.