Netflix to Co-Create a Tour de France Documentary Series

Otto I. Eovaldi

In a bid to beef up its sports activities programming, Netflix is teaming up with Tour de France organizers A.S.O. to build a documentary series on the 2022 cycling competitors, with the participation of public broadcaster France Télévisions.

The eight-episode collection will stick to the journey of 8 teams using portion in the iconic biking race, commencing from the preparation period straight through to the end line. It will weave in several perspectives, from cyclists to staff professionals.

The race, which is typically broadcast in 190 territories, will see eight legendary teams competing, together with AG2R Citroën Crew, Alpecin-Fenix, BORA-hansgrohe, EF Training-EasyPost, Groupama-FDJ cycling Staff, Ineos Grenadiers, Team Jumbo-Visma and Staff Brief-Phase Alpha Vinyl.

Quadbox, a joint enterprise amongst QUAD and Box to Box Movies (“Drive to Survive”), is creating the collection. Filming will choose place from March to July 2022 for a launch on Netflix in the 1st quarter of 2023. France Télévisions will broadcast a 52-moment documentary a couple of times just before the get started of the 2023 Tour de France.

“We are very happy to unveil new elements of the emblematic Tour de France. This is a exclusive option to dive into the stories of its inspiring characters!” claimed Dolores Emile, supervisor for EMEA unscripted and doc series for France at Netflix.

Yann Le Moënner, director general of A.S.O., explained the partnership “will offer you enthusiasts a exceptional immersion behind the scenes” and will make the “sport much more accessible and meet an even wider audience.”

“Through a narrative approach, which is additive to the opposition itself, the general public will be equipped to find out how the Tour de France signifies the final challenge for the competitors in unique, in terms of struggling, pushing their limits and workforce spirit,” reported Le Moënner.

Laurent-Eric Le Lay, sports director at France Télévisions, explained that “as the historic companion and broadcaster of the Tour de France, we are delighted to take part in this project which will allow for every person to expertise element of the daily lifetime of champions and groups.”

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