Netflix has announced that Formula 1: Drive to Survive Season 5 will premiere on February 24, 2023.
This new season of Drive to Survive will once again take fans behind the scenes, to witness first-hand how the drivers and teams prepare to battle it out for the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. Executive-produced by Academy-Award winner James Gay-Rees (Amy, Senna) and Paul Martin (Diego Maradona) for Box to Box Films, Drive to Survive will offer never-before-seen footage and interviews from the sport’s biggest names.
As part of other high-profile premieres in early 2023 such as Drive to Survive, the tennis series Break Point sees a debut on January 13, 2023, followed by the golf series Full Swing on February 15, 2023.
- Break Point (January 13, 2023): From the team behind F1: Drive to Survive, Break Point follows a diverse group of tennis players on and off the court as they compete in grueling slams with hopes of winning a final, and even bigger dreams of becoming world number one. As some of the greatest players tennis has ever seen reach the twilight of their careers, there is room for a new generation of players to claim the spotlight. Break Point gets up close and personal with these top players on the tennis circuit through an entire year traveling across the globe for all four Grand Slams and the ATP and WTA tours. From physical injuries and emotional heartbreak, to triumphant victories, to personal moments off the court, viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look at the pressure-tested lives of these pro tennis players.
- Full Swing (February 15, 2023): an immersive, eight-episode documentary series that follows a diverse group of professional golfers on and off the course, across a relentless season of competition. The golfers endure a high-stakes schedule week in and week out on the PGA TOUR, including, for the first time ever, exclusive behind-the-scenes access to all four of golf’s major championships, where a single shot can make or break a week, a season, or even a career. Full Swing is executive produced by Chad Mumm and Mark W. Olsen (Vox Media Studios), Paul Martin, James Gay-Rees and Warren Smith (Box to Box Films).
Additionally, as part of its sports slate, Netflix greenlit two new docuseries: an as-yet-untitled series at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, featuring exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage of all 32 teams from the tournament; and Six Nations, an exclusive, inside look at the international rugby tournament.
These projects build on Netflix’s overall sports programming success, following previous projects like The Redeem Team; Last Chance U; The Last Dance; Neymar: The Perfect Chaos; Untold; and Cheer. In addition to exclusive projects with sports leagues, Netflix will also launch the film Bill Russell: Legend; an untitled David Beckham series; and a new season of docuseries Untold.