New Vivendi Entertainment Special to Explore The Real Fast & Furious


LONDON/PARIS: Vivendi Entertainment is releasing The Real Fast & Furious, an exclusive special around the successful movie franchises.

An agreement was secured with Universal Pictures for unprecedented access to clips from the movies, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. The one-hour special dives into the heart of Fast & Furious to explore this pop-culture phenomenon and show that reality goes far beyond fiction.

Directed by Gilles Ganzmann (Back to the Present), the special was commissioned by C8 and will be available in March ahead of Fast & Furious 8‘s global release on April 14, 2017. The program is produced by 3e Oeil Productions and distributed by Vivendi Entertainment.

Matthieu Porte, Vivendi Entertainment’s executive VP of international and development, said, “The Real Fast & Furious is another example of Vivendi Entertainment’s strategy: to anticipate the needs of broadcasters and platforms around the world by commissioning programs which have universal appeal. Our partners will soon surf on the Fast & Furious phenomenon like they did when we released Back to the Present ahead of the 21st of October 2015 (Back to the Future) date.”

Franck Appietto, C8’s general manager, said: “Back to the Present rated so well on C8 and international partners like Amazon, History, RTL2 or Nippon TV that we started looking for a new theme to explore the following morning. We feel the Fast & Furious franchise fits perfectly our core 25-to-49 audience and we are proud to collaborate with 3ème Oeil and Vivendi Entertainment on such an ambitious project!”