There are quite a few documentaries and docuseries available on Apple TV+. And now the video streaming service is getting another one, based on a new report. And this one’s going to be about a former chief executive of a major automobile manufacturer.
According to a report today from Deadline, Apple TV+ has given a series order to a four-part documentary series based on the former CEO of Nissan and Renault, Carlos Ghosn. The report says that James Jones, who led other documentaries like Mosul and On The President’s Orders will be helming this project as well. BAFTA winners James Gay-Reese (Senna) and Martin Conway (Becoming You), and BAFTA nominee Paul Martin (Diego Maradona) are all executive producing the project.
The project is developed “through unprecedented access to the people who were there,” and will be buffered by reporting from The Wall Street Journal reporters Sean McLain and Nick Kostov.
So, what’s the story here? The report says: the documentary series will “tell the full story of how one of the most admired businessmen on the planet became its most famous international fugitive.”
And there’s more:
Once one of the most powerful figures in the global automotive industry, Ghosn’s world came crashing down in 2018 when he was arrested and held in jail in Japan for allegations of financial misconduct. A year later, Ghosn made global headlines again when he pulled off an extraordinary escape from Japan to Lebanon, smuggled onto a private jet in a box by a former US Green Beret.
The docuseries is unnamed right now, and it sounds like it’s relatively early in production planning. Which means it’s probably a ways off before making its big debut on Apple TV+. But as soon as we know more, we’ll be sure to pass it along.