We know Keanu Reeves as the ultra-cool action star who defies gravity and dodges bullets in franchises like “The Matrix” and “John Wick.” But did you know that Reeves is also a die-hard fan of fast cars and racing? His new gig as the host of the four-part documentary series, “Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story,” shows that his passion goes beyond the silver screen.
The docuseries is set to premiere on November 15 on Hulu in the U.S., and on Disney+ in select international territories. It centers around the unbelievable championship season of Brawn GP, an underdog team that beat the odds in more ways than one.
The Tale of an Underdog Team That Could
Brawn GP’s story reads like a movie script. Founded by Ross Brawn and Nick Fry, this once-understaffed and independent team was purchased for a mere £1. Against all odds, they not only survived but thrived, ultimately clinching victory. The series features interviews with legends such as Jenson Button (the driver), Ross Brawn (CEO), Nick Fry (CEO), Rubens Barrichello (Button’s teammate), and Christian Horner (team boss). Each provides unique insights into how this ragtag team made the impossible happen.
A Production Team as Stellar as Its Host
“Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story” boasts quite the roster behind the camera as well. Produced by North One and helmed by showrunner Simon Hammerson, the series also has Keanu Reeves serving as an executive producer. Joining him are three-time BAFTA winner Neil Duncanson and Daryl Goodrich, who won the award for best sports documentary in 2022. The trailer promises a mix of behind-the-scenes footage and intimate interviews, offering viewers an unparalleled look into the world of Formula 1 racing.
Why Keanu Reeves Is the Perfect Host
Beyond his blockbuster credentials, Reeves is a bona fide car and racing enthusiast. In an exclusive interview with Collider, he mentioned that filming the stairway scene in “John Wick: Chapter 4” took him about a week, underscoring his commitment to performing his own stunts. This passion extends to the racing world as well; Reeves was a guest at the British Grand Prix in 2022, where he expressed his absolute thrill at witnessing the event firsthand. He also shared his love for cars, confirming that his interest in the sport is both genuine and deep-rooted.
What to Expect in the Series
Prepare for exclusive interviews, captivating behind-the-scenes footage, and a thrilling narrative that could very well have been penned for a Hollywood film. Hosted by a man whose love for speed and skill in storytelling are both top-notch, “Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story” promises to be an unmissable series for both racing fans and newcomers alike.
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The series premieres on November 15, so mark your calendars and make sure to catch this electrifying story on Hulu or Disney+. In the meantime, if you’re in the mood for more captivating stories from the world of movies and TV, feel free to browse our curated collections at hitplay.app. You won’t be disappointed.