Vox Media, who has already worked with Netflix on the ‘Explained’ series, and who was the production company behind Formula One’s hit show ‘Drive to Survive’, Box to Box Films, are reportedly working with the US-based streaming giant to start the production.
In the new PGA tour docuseries, American golf star Rickie Fowler’s Main Event Productions team has also reportedly been involved in the initial stage development.
Reportedly, Fowler, Tony Finau, and Cameron Champ are very much interested in taking part, and Vox executives are also in active talks with Justin Thomas and Bryson DeChambeau according to Golf Digest.
Reports say that players will not be paid to participate and six players from inside the top 20 of the men’s world rankings are set to sign on for the series.
According to reports, the new docuseries would follow the same idea as that of Formula One’s Drive to Survive in which the cast would be interviewed across the entire season. The production will start in early 2022, with the production crew getting access to behind-the-scenes.
The PGA tour has been creating a ‘Player Impact Programme’ (PIP) bonus pool which might see US$40 million getting split among the game’s top players for driving fan and sponsorship engagement. If that report verifies to be accurate, the PIP will take action from January 2022, so additional media operations which are supported by the PGA tour will prove to be helpful for players.
The PGA tour will hope that the new docuseries will be a success just like the Formula One series Drive to Survive, which helped F1 to grow fan engagement in various regions because of the series.