Netflix could be set to launch a TV series on the Premier League amid the success of their ‘Drive to Survive’ show, according to reports.
The American-based streaming service had produced a behind the scenes series on Formula One since 2019, a show that has been highly successful on the platform.
It shows fans never-before-seen footage of the races and drivers within the sport, with the current season set to be their fifth edition of the series.
Netflix have previously documented on football, having followed Sunderland from 2017 to 2019 in their hit series ‘Sunderland ‘Til I Die’.
However, the streaming service has faced competition in recent years for such documentaries, with Amazon Prime venturing into the genre.
According to The Times, the film company that produce the successful ‘Drive to Survive’ series, Box to Box Films, are said to have ‘approached’ the Premier League about such a show.
Clubs in the top flight of English football were informed about the idea during the week, and now talks are set to take place in order to possibly create a potentially highly successful series.
A decision will be made by all 20 sides in the Premier League once it has been confirmed how much access will be given to go behind the scenes at the clubs, as well as the rights to highlights.
On the pitch, the Blues have had a poor start to the season.
They have won just three of their opening eight matches across all competitions, with three losses to their name also.
A managerial change has been made at the west London side too, with Graham Potter coming in for the recently departed Thomas Tuchel.
The sacking of Tuchel came as a surprise to many, with Chelsea striker Kai Havertz also said to be surprised over the decision.
He recently said: “Me too (it surprised me). Especially when you consider how we’ve played in the past year and a half and what we’ve won.
"With the current sixth place in the table, you can’t speak of a messed up start to the season, especially since we have many newcomers who first have to acclimatise. But football is very fast-moving, a lot can happen at any time."
However, he also praised new boss Potter: "Our new coach has made a very good impression, we have a great squad.
"I think we are in for a good time."
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