NASCAR could be getting its own TV drama from producer of ‘The Voice’

(L-R) Producer Mark Burnett, actress Roma Downey and Zane Stoddard pose for photos before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 28, 2015 in Sonoma, California (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

(L-R) Producer Mark Burnett, actress Roma Downey and Zane Stoddard pose for photos before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 28, 2015 in Sonoma, California
(Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

NASCAR is getting its own scripted drama series according to a leading Hollywood media outlet. Variety reported Monday that producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have signed a deal with NASCAR to develop a scripted series set against the backdrop of the world’s most popular stock car auto racing series.

The idea is that the drama will get inspiration from the stories of the drivers and teams inside the sport. Burnett and Downey will be the executive producers along with Zane Stoddard, NASCAR’s VP of entertainment, marketing and content development. According to the report the team is just starting to shop for a write. The series will be produced through Burnett and Downey’s United Artist Media Group banner. Together Burnett and Downey produced the TV miniseries “The Bible” and “A.D. The Bible Continues.”

“Mark and Roma are two of the biggest, most well-respected names in Hollywood,” Stoddard said. “They share our vision for this project and we are very excited to collaborate with them on the show.” MORE>>>

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