By film and media correspondent Bill Lawrence.
The Disney-backed streamer Hulu is teaming with driver Daniel Ricciardo to develop a half-hour scripted series that is set in the world of Formula 1 racing. The series is in the early development stages and Ricciardo, who currently drives for McLaren and has won an eight Grand Prix races, will exec produce.
The news comes as racing projects have been heating up the TV and film landscape. Apple recently landed a Formula 1 feature starring Brad Pitt following a competitive bidding war, and Netflix recently mounted a NASCAR-backed comedy series starring Kevin James, The Crew, (canceled after one season). Apple also recently landed a feature documentary about British F1 racer Lewis Hamilton.