Netflix and ASO to create Tour de France 2022 docuseries
Netflix is partnering with Tour de France organiser ASO to create a documentary series on the 2022 event, with the participation of France Télévisions. Produced by Quadbox, a joint venture between QUAD and Box to Box Films (Drive to Survive), the series will follow the journey of eight teams taking part in the most difficult cycling race.
Consisting of eight 45-minute episodes, the series will follow as closely as possible all the actors of the Tour de France, from cyclists to team managers, to understand the multiple stakes of a race that has become a true international symbol, broadcast in 190 territories.
The backstage workings of eight iconic teams will be unveiled, from the preparation phase to the finish line. AG2R Citroën Team, Alpecin-Fenix, BORA-hansgrohe, EF Education-EasyPost, Groupama-FDJ cycling Team, Ineos Grenadiers, Team Jumbo-Visma and Team Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, will all be involved.
Dolores Emile, manager, EMEA unscripted & doc series (France) at Netflix, said: “We are very proud to unveil new aspects of the emblematic Tour de France. This is a unique opportunity to dive into the stories of its inspiring characters.”
Yann Le Moënner, managing director of ASO, said: “We are proud of this partnership with Netflix, France Télévisions and the Tour de France teams, which will offer fans a unique immersion behind the scenes. Through a narrative approach, which is additive to the competition itself, the public will be able to discover how the Tour de France represents the ultimate challenge for the competitors; in particular in terms of suffering, pushing their limits and team spirit. This project is part of our overall ambition to make our sport more accessible and meet an even wider audience.”
Laurent-Eric Le Lay, sports director at France Télévisions, said: “As the historic partner and broadcaster of the Tour de France, we are delighted to participate in this project which will allow everyone to experience part of the daily life of champions and teams. It is additive to what we do every year during the race and we believe that it will attract an even larger audience to this beautiful event.”