Documentary on Formula One star, Lewis Hamilton, races to Apple TV+

030922 Apple Lands Lewis Hamilton Documentary
030922 Apple Lands Lewis Hamilton Documentary (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • Lewis Hamilton documentary will be heading to Apple TV+.
  • The film will be directed by Matt Kay and Richard Plepler, serving as an executive director.
  • Apple has been acquiring a few big-name non-fiction productions as of late.

Apple TV+ subscribers and racing fans rejoice! The Lewis Hamilton documentary is coming to Apple TV+.

The company announced Wednesday:

Apple TV+ announced today that it has landed a new feature documentary about the groundbreaking life and career of seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton, who has broken both records and barriers to become one of the greatest Formula One drivers in history. The documentary will feature full access to Hamilton and his team, on and off the track, and an all-star cast of guest interviews.

The film centered around the seven-time Formula One champion will be produced by Hamilton himself along with Penni Thow, Box to Box Films, and One Community. Plus, both Richard Plepler and Scott Budnick will serve as executive producers for the project.

This entertainment acquisition is the latest in a string of recent announcements that Apple will be getting some exciting non-fiction content. On April 22, the Magic Johnson docu-series will land on Apple TV+, which is a highly anticipated series. On top of that, Oprah Winfrey is said to be working on a documentary on the late Sidney Poitier for Apple TV+ as well.

Of course, Apple is no stranger to non-fiction series and movies on Apple TV+. Popular docu-series like Visible: Out on Television as well as feature-length documentary films like *Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry * have seen some critical success in the past.

Who knows what other non-fiction work Apple TV+ subscribers can look forward to, but one thing is for sure, Apple isn't slowing down when it comes to getting projects to launch on its streaming service.

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

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