“Hyperdrive” was nearly inevitable. Netflix’s new sequence combines drifting and video video games with a health ninja-style impediment course to create a motorsports competitors that was tailored for TV.
A collaboration between Charlize Theron and the manufacturing group behind “Battlebots,” it brings collectively racers from completely different backgrounds to tackle a novel, illuminated course that was constructed over 100 acres on the grounds of Kodak’s Eastman Enterprise Park in Rochester, N.Y. and required over 70 cameras to seize the entire motion.
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Opponents are confronted with challenges that vary from doing donuts and drifting into targets to sliding their automobiles down rails like skateboards and driving them up an enormous see-saw referred to as the Leveler, that they should stability earlier than they transfer on to the subsequent impediment.
Skilled racer and stunt coordinator Andrew Comrie-Picard, who has labored on a number of of Theron’s motion films, informed Fox Information Autos that the course was designed to not favor a selected sort of automobile. The drivers come from quite a lot of motorsports disciplines — together with rallying, spinning and drag racing — and no two of their autos are alike.
Fielding Shredder, who’s each a drift and rally racer, mentioned opponents got little or no details about what to anticipate and how you can arrange their automobiles earlier than they arrived on set. As with many actuality reveals, “Hyperdrive” options profiles of the opponents that always deal with the non-public struggles they overcame to make it to the present.
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In response to the producers, the drivers needed to pay their very own method to get there and have been on the hook for any repairs in the course of the knockout competitors, which didn’t even supply a grand prize for the winner, simply bragging rights.
Among the automobiles, like Shredder’s Nissan 240Z, have been specially-built racers, whereas different drivers confirmed up in utterly avenue authorized machines that will not have been as quick, however have been typically extra dependable in the course of the 10-episode shoot.
Your entire season of “Hyperdrive” drops on Netflix on August 21.
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