There are a lot of upcoming shows that seem to be capitalizing on the popularity of AMC’s “Mad Men” by duplicating the most important part of”Mad Men“: The thoughtful and intelligent portrayals of real peop– just kidding, it’s the clothes. It is in this spirit that those fabulous Scott boys Ridley and Tony (who have directed approximately 9000 movies that you’ve seen on TNT between them) are working as producers on a new show called “The Drivers,” about famous 24-hour race in Le Mans during the 50s and 60s. The thinking man’s Scott brother, Ridley, had this to say about the project:
“I grew up in the North of England at a time when Stirling Moss was a hero. everyone wanted to be a racing driver. This is a hugely ambitious project and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tell the story of these iconic and legendary men who risked everything to win at Le Mans. It’s an epic story of courage and ambition and a history of racing which has never been told on such a grand scale.”
This could be a pretty cool show, especially if you consider the fact that motor racing was a much more dangerous activity back then — this could be the only “Mad Men“-inspired TV show to have some actual life-and-death drama.
The ghost of actor Steve McQueen, who starred in his own Le Mans, could not be reached for comment. (Deadline)