This morning during Edinburgh’s TV Festival, Disney+ announced that several new unscripted TV series will premiere on the streamer.
“We’ve spent the past year making ambitious documentaries with exclusive access to A-list names with the best creative talent in the business,” said Sean Doyle, one of Disney+’s directors of unscripted content. “I can’t wait for audiences to see what else we’ve been up to and discover stories they may not expect to see on Disney+.”
The slate also includes a docu-series about Formula 1, presented by Keanu Reeves, and a three-part documentary about Adidas and Puma’s historical rivalry.
All of the upcoming series heavily feature major stars. Camden, for example, includes interviews with musicians Mark Ronson, Questlove, Chris Martin, Pete Doherty, Little Simz, Nile Rodgers, Boy George, Jazzie B, Bob Vylan, Yungblud and Black Eyed Peas as it explores the impact of the London borough has had on different artists’ lives. The series has been co-produced by Lipa’s production company Radical22 and episodes have been directed by Toby Trackman, Yemi Bamiro and co-director Sarah Lambert.
In the series In Vogue, superstars including Marc Jacobs, Baz Luhrmann, Amber Valetta, Jean Paul Gaultier, Hillary Clinton, Stella McCartney, Clare Danes, Elizabeth Hurley, Victoria Beckham, Tom Ford and Kim Kardashian will all be speaking about the legendary publication and fashion, with a particular focus on the Nineties.
World War Shoe: Adidas vs. Puma (a working title) will feature Usain Bolt, Neymar and Zinedine Zidane, and has David Beckham onboard as Executive Producer, as the series explores how the rivalry between German brothers Adi and Rudi Dassler resulted in the creation of Adidas and Puma in the late Forties and how the companies’ competition has evolved over the subsequent decades.
In Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story, Reeves, who is reportedly something of an F1 fan, looks at the shock 2009 World Championship win by motorsport team Brawn GP, with drivers Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello. The team, originally called Honda Racing F1 Team, had been bought the same year by Honda’s former technical director, Ross Brawn, for £1, and they struggled financially alongside other teams backed by the likes of Ferrari and McLaren.
The reveal of the new shows comes hot on the heels of yesterday’s release of first look images of its much-anticipated forthcoming docu-series Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story. The images took the internet by storm, closely following the revelation that Rooney is British Vogue’s September issue cover star.