Subscribe To Fast And Furious Star Tyrese Gibson Is Getting His Own Celebrity Car Racing Series Updates
Tyrese teamed up with Survivor and The Voice producer Mark Burnett and MGM Television for the show, The Wrap reports. Celebrity Grand Prix pits celebrities against each other in a professional car race. Stars "from all walks of life" will be trained by professional race car drivers and then they'll face off on the track. The star with the lowest time each week will be eliminated.
Sounds like it could be fun. It'll be interesting to see what celebs they get for this. There are plenty of car-loving celebs out there. Maybe Jay Leno would sign on, and get Chris Evans to show up in the Camaro Robert Downey Jr. custom-designed for him.
No network is attached to Celebrity Grand Prix yet, but everyone on board sounds pretty excited about it, including Tyrese himself:
Barry Poznick, president of Unscripted Television at MGM, added these words of the newly announced host:
In his own statement, Mark Burnett added that the show will give viewers an insider's look into what goes on behind-the-scenes of the race track.
In addition to Celebrity Grand Prix, Tyrese has also joined the upcoming Sony's Marvel Universe movie Morbius. He recently shared his excitement at booking that "3 picture Marvel deal":
Tyrese has played Roman Pearce in five Fast films so far, but he is also known for playing Robert Epps in the Transformers movies. He has another movie, Black and Blue, opening this September.
And, of course, he's also known for his apparently one-sided feud with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Tyrese was upset when The Rock moved forward with his Hobbs and Shaw spinoff movie because it delayed production on Fast and Furious 9. It's not clear yet who exactly will be in Fast 9 beyond Vin Diesel and Jordana Brewster, but the movie just started pre-production so more details should be coming soon.
Stay tuned for any updates on Celebrity Grand Prix finding a network and a premiere date. In the meantime, keep up with everything currently airing on TV during midseason 2019.