While Robert Downey Jr. is best known for his award-winning career as an actor and producer, he also avidly addresses climate change via scalable technologies that help restore the planet. Now, Downey will combine this passion with classic car restorations to create eco-friendly automobiles.
In an all-new discovery+ original series set to launch later this year, Downey’s Dream Cars (wt), Downey and a team of experts restore six classic cars from Robert’s own collection to make them more eco-friendly; updating them into the new millennium while preserving the power and style that made these vintage automobiles so legendary to begin with.
This automotive transformation series will be the second project out of Team Downey for discovery+. The Bond is an upcoming four-part series that will tell the remarkable, moving, and surprising stories of fascinating characters from all walks of life who have formed deep bonds with creatures from across the animal kingdom.
“The working relationship we have with Robert Downey Jr. and Team Downey represents the best of what Discovery programming can offer,” said Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual. “We are excited to bring audiences a series that shows the spirit of who Downey is and puts his passion for the environment center stage. That, and who better than Robert Downey Jr. to make eco-friendly cars look this good?”
“My goal is to showcase that it’s possible to keep the integrity of classic cars while leveraging new tech and innovation to make them more eco-friendly. I’m thrilled audiences will get to see this series on discovery+ later this year,” said Downey.
Downey’s Dream Cars (wt) will follow Downey as he spearheads the overhaul of some of the most prized cars in his collection. While he is engaged in this unique restoration process, Downey also investigates the future of mobility, seeking guidance from some of the most brilliant minds working today to imagine the next era of personal transportation. It all adds up to a “car show” unlike any other – one that challenges a new generation to find 21-st century inspiration in classic cars. Together, Downey and audiences will not only look back at the bold and beautiful designs of the past, but also imagine the next 10, 20, or even 100 years of automotive innovation to come.
Downey’s Dream Cars (wt) is produced for discovery+ by Team Downey and Boat Rocker’s Matador Content. For Team Downey, Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, and Emily Barclay Ford are executive producers. Jay Peterson executive produces for Boat Rocker and Todd Lubin, Dave Larzelere and Ben Wood executive produce for Matador. For discovery+, Kyle Wheeler is senior executive producer and Paola Espinosa is coordinating producer.
About Team Downey
Team Downey is an entertainment company founded by Susan Downey and Robert Downey Jr. that produces film, television, and digital properties. A two-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, Downey is best known for his performance as Tony Stark in the Iron Man franchise. Susan Downey is a prolific television and film producer who has collaborated with some of the industry’s most renowned talents on a diverse list of credits. Together, the pair have collaborated on numerous notable projects, including the Sherlock Holmes franchise, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and The Judge. Team Downey produces the Emmy-nominated series Perry Mason, which is currently in production on season two. Other projects the company is developing for HBO include the The Sympathizer, in which Downey will play an impressive five supporting roles including the four main antagonists, the drama series Sphere, and the HBO Max television adaptation of For Your Own Good. Team Downey is also currently developing the second season of its acclaimed genre series Sweet Tooth for Netflix, and an untitled drama for Apple based on the Toronto Life article The Sting.
About Boat Rocker
Boat Rocker (TSX: BRMI) is the home for creative visionaries. An independent, integrated global entertainment company, Boat Rocker’s purpose is to tell stories and build iconic brands across all genres and mediums. With offices around the world, Boat Rocker’s creative and commercial capabilities include Scripted, Unscripted, and Kids & Family television production, distribution, brand & franchise management, a world-class animation studio, and talent management through Untitled Entertainment. A selection of Boat Rocker’s projects include: Invasion (Apple TV+), Orphan Black (BBC AMERICA, CTV Sci-Fi Channel), Dear…(Apple TV+), Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry (Apple TV+), The Next Step (BBC, Family Channel, CBC), Daniel Spellbound (Netflix), and Dino Ranch (Disney+, Disney Junior, CBC). For more information, please visit www.boatrocker.com.
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About Warner Bros. Discovery
Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.