Felicity Jones, known for her roles in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “The Theory Of Everything,” has been tapped to star in an upcoming television drama series centered around Formula 1.
According to Deadline, the series, titled “One,” will mark the first officially authorized scripted series about F1. It is described as a “family drama series” that will delve into the challenging journey of a fictional family-owned F1 team. The show aims to capture the intense rivalries, larger-than-life personalities, and high-stakes world of the sport.
In addition to her acting duties, Felicity Jones will also serve as a producer for the series through her production company, Piecrust Pictures. The release date is currently dependent on the resolution of an ongoing writers’ strike.
While specific details about the story are not provided, the concept of a family-managed F1 team brings to mind the real-life Williams team, founded by Frank Williams in 1977. The team was later sold in 2020 to Dorilton Capital, with Frank’s daughter, Claire Williams, overseeing its day-to-day operations for a period of time. Claire Williams remains one of the few women to have managed an F1 team.
“One” is just one of several F1-related projects in development. Apple Studios is producing an F1 movie featuring Brad Pitt, with seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton also involved as a producer. Apple also announced a documentary centered around a British driver in 2022. Netflix has a thriller titled “The Formula,” starring Robert De Niro and John Boyega, while Keanu Reeves may be working on an F1 docuseries for Disney+’s streaming service.
However, it’s worth noting that the next racing film hitting theaters, “Gran Turismo,” focuses on sports-car racing rather than F1. Scheduled for release on August 11, the movie tells the inspiring story of Jann Mardenborough, a British driver who transitioned from being a gamer to a professional racer after winning a race seat through the popular “Gran Turismo” video game series. Mardenborough went on to compete in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about F1 drama series
What is the TV series “One” about?
“One” is a family drama series set in the world of Formula 1. It focuses on the tumultuous journey of a fictional family-owned F1 team as they navigate fierce personalities, ever-changing rivals, and high-stakes situations.
Who is starring in the series “One”?
The series stars Felicity Jones, known for her roles in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “The Theory Of Everything.” She not only acts in the series but also serves as a producer under her production company, Piecrust Pictures.
Yes, “One” is the first officially sanctioned scripted series about Formula 1. It offers viewers a fictional portrayal of the F1 world, blending elements of fiction with the real-world dynamics of the sport.
When will “One” be released?
The release date of “One” is currently dependent on the resolution of an ongoing writers’ strike. Once the strike is resolved, further details about the release date are expected to be announced.
Yes, apart from “One,” there are several other F1-related projects in development. Brad Pitt is set to star in an F1 movie produced by Apple Studios, and there are also plans for an F1 documentary announced by Apple in 2022. Netflix has a thriller titled “The Formula,” and there are discussions about Keanu Reeves working on an F1 docuseries for the Disney+ streaming service.
Is “Gran Turismo” a movie about F1?
No, “Gran Turismo” is not about Formula 1. It focuses on sports-car racing instead. The movie tells the inspiring story of Jann Mardenborough, a British driver who transitioned from being a gamer to a professional racer through the “Gran Turismo” video game series.
More about F1 drama series
- Deadline: Source
- IMDb: Felicity Jones
- Formula 1 Official Website: Official F1 Website
- Apple Studios: Apple Studios
- Netflix: Netflix
- Disney+: Disney+
- IMDb: Gran Turismo