In a new unscripted series, Robert Downey Jr. will work in his garage and turns sports and muscle cars into eco-friendly automobiles for the 21st century.
Downey’s Dream Cars will be Downey’s second Discovery+ series and will launch in late 2022 on the Warner Bros. Discovery streaming platform.
“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,” Downey Jr. said in a statement.
Downey’s Dream Cars aims to bring the Iron Man star’s passion for climate change to the car restoration space. The show will explore ways to restore the environment by taking his own vintage cars and replacing them with newer, eco-friendly parts, while still maintaining the integrity of what makes the classic muscle and sports cars vintage from the beginning.
“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?” Nancy Daniels, chief brand officer of Discovery and Factual, said in her own statement.
The series is the second project from Team Downey for Discovery+ after production of the four-part docuseries The Bond. Team Downey is the production company led by Robert and Susan Downey. Team Downey will produce the series alongside Boat Rocker’s Matador Content.
Alongside Downey and his wife, Emily Barclay Ford, Jay Peterson, Todd Lubin, Dave Larzelere, Ben Wood, and Kyle Wheeler will all executive produce, while Paola Espinosa will act as coordinating producer for Discovery+.