Not long ago I wrote a post about a CBC episodic series called “Newborn Moms” with Aurora Browne.
This type of online entertainment has become very popular these days. One of Canada’s newest web-series, Petrol, funded in part by IPF, is aimed at a young male demographic of car enthusiasts. Petrol, featuring a diverse multi-ethnic cast, is a series likely to appeal to anyone who enjoys crime thrillers – and beautiful cars!
” This story driven narrative is about five daring drivers from all walks of life who work for a mysterious employer named Manny. Manny does the dirty work for a psychopathic and ruthless Russian gangster by assigning each driver various tasks that require them to use their unique driving skills.”
“The series unfolds episodically, revealing the true nature of Manny (AKA the Employer) one episode at a time until the audience is finally let in on the big reveal.”
From the creative team of Ant Horasanli and Reza Sholeh, Petrol features:
- modified cars/motorcycles and trucks
- complex characters (exploring how they relate to, and affect one another)
- plenty of subplots that explore where the characters come from, and what drives them to do what they do
Just a word of warning – likely a rather obvious one. This is not a show to watch with Grandma. Unless Grandma likes cars and cursing…and hey, maybe she does! Petrol is full of action – with more than a few naughty words.
Check it out!
For those of you in the GTA, you may even recognize some of the scenery in Petrol. I know I did!
Because I love trivia, here’s a little piece of Petrol trivia for you. Kevin Corrigan, who plays “Henry”, is an ex-rally driver and the current Vice-President of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada.
Hitting a million views in less than two weeks after its February 19, 2016 debut, you’ll find more episodes of Petrol, including behind-the-scenes footage, here on the Petrol The Series YouTube Channel.
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