Fox is going from reality TV to rally TV with a new series called Drive. The dramatic show focuses on a fictional cross-country rally of outlaws racing across the countryside in what the show's executive producer says is a mix of the classic "Cannonball Run and Magnolia on wheels", with elements of Michael Douglas movie The Game thrown in for good measure.
Of course, a TV drama can't just be about cars, and the show focus is on the characters portraying the drivers and support personnel. The cast includes Alan Ruck, Kristin Lehman, Melanie Lynskey, Emily Stone, Shahine Ezell and Andres Saenz-Hudson. (Yeah, we were scratching our heads too.)
After filming a pilot last summer, Fox has ordered a twelve-episode season of the one-hour drama that will hit the airwaves next spring. (We're trying to remember the last decent spring-launched TV series, and we're coming up empty. This does not bode well at all for the star-free Drive.) While we applaud Fox for stepping outside the proverbial box and trying to give us gearheads something to look forward to, we're tempering our expectations big-time.
[Source: Edmunds Inside Line]