Disney+ will spotlight music stars like Dua Lipa, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Mark Ronson, Little Simz, Boy George and the Black Eyed Peas in upcoming documentary series Camdenpreviously revealed and directed by Academy Award winner Asif Kapadia (Amy).
The show, produced by Lightbox in association with Day One Pictures and Dua Lipa’s production company Radical22, will also feature Pete Doherty, Questlove, Little Nile Rodgers, Yungblud, Jazzie B, Bob Vylan, Chuck D and Sister Bliss. Careers and lives have been forever changed by the London borough of Camden, Disney+ executives revealed at the Edinburgh TV Festival on Wednesday.
They also announced news of a new three-part documentary series with the working title World War II shoe: Adidas vs. Puma from Matador Contents (Beautiful baby: Brooke Shields, BS high) and David Beckham’s Studio 99 (Fever height, Save our squad). “It explores the inner workings of two of the biggest sports brands in the world, with a unique shared history and rivalry,” reads a description of the show. “Through unprecedented access to both companies, the series will reveal the unlikely and surprising story of two feuding brothers – Adi and Rudi Dassler – whose decades of rivalry and competition have helped shape the modern sportswear industry.”
The series features contributions from athletes such as sprinter Usain Bolt and soccer stars Neymar and Zinedine Zidane.
Disney+ also released a selection of first footage from the upcoming four-part documentary on Wednesday Brawn: the impossible Formula 1 story, directed by Keanu Reeves. It “tells the remarkable story of how in 2009, while competing in the most expensive and technologically advanced racing series in the world, the impossible happened,” reads a show description. “An understaffed, underfunded and independent team won the World Championship – with a team costing just £1.” The show will premiere on Disney+ later this year.
“We’ve spent the past year making ambitious documentaries with exclusive access to A-list names featuring the best creative talent in the industry,” said Sean Doyle, director, unscripted, Disney+, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). “It was great to see the reactions Find Michael And Save our squad with David Beckham and I can’t wait for audiences to see what else we’ve been up to and discover stories they might not expect to see on Disney+.”
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