Everybody loves Mad Men. The current demand for 1960s period dramas in the U.S. is at an all time high and its popularity is spreading world-wide. Enter Hollywood producers Ridley and Tony Scott. The British brothers’ production company Scott Free just signed on to a project called The Drivers. It’s based on Wallace A. Wyss’ book Shelby: The Man, the Cars, the Legend, which was optioned for the screen and is reportedly being turned into a television drama.
The series is set to follow the daring drivers from the U.S. and Europe who raced the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the 1950s and 1960s – one of the most exciting periods in racing history with plenty of material to draw on. Tales of wild young drivers from the US, Germany, France, Italy and Britain, friends and rivals, amateurs risking everything for a shot on the tracks.
No information yet on when filming begins.