Netflix’s Hyperdrive boasts an impressive line-up of hosts including former UFC champion Michael Bisping of all people.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you took challenge shows like Ninja Warrior or Total Wipeout and combined them with, say, cars?
Well, Netflix’s new show Hyperdrive is the answer to all your questions as it brings together a mix of all of those and more in a petrol-fuelled, adrenaline-filled thrill ride.
Guiding viewers through the show are hosts Rutledge Wood – host of Top Gear US, Mike Hall and Lindsay Czarniak – Sports Broadcasters and former UFC fighter-turned actor Michael Bisping.
But just who is the latter? And how on earth did Michael Bisping go from kicking people in the face to presenting a car show on Netflix?
What is Hyperdrive?
As mentioned, Hyperdrive is the show that answers the question, what happens when you put cars into Ninja Warrior and Total Wipeout.
The show, which was made under the watchful eye of executive producer Charlize Theron, offers a fascinating blend of ultra-modified and super-fast cars and a crazy obstacle course on which to compete.
Hyperdrive sees 28 amateur and semi-professional racers from all across the globe compete in a battle of speed, style and attrition to determine the Hyperdrive champion.
Who is Michael Bisping?
Michael Bisping is one of Hyperdrive’s four host presenters.
The Cyprus-born TV presenter and actor grew up in the Lancashire town of Clitheroe in the North West of England.
His career in martial arts began at the age of eight when he started taking lessons in Jujitsu and eventually took on boxing, kick-boxing and karate as he grew older.
Bisping was signed on to compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2006 at the age of 27.
He went on to win the Middleweight Championship in 2016 before losing the belt again a year later.
In 2018, at the age of 39, Bisping decided to call it quits and turned his attention to acting and presenting.
What else has Michael Bisping appeared in?
The former UFC fighter, since retiring from the sport, has since taken up acting work and has appeared in some big-name films.
Michael Bisping’s biggest role to date came in 2017’s xXx: The Return of Xander Cage alongside Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel.
On top of that, he’s also held roles in the films Triple Threat and Den of Thieves and has also appeared in the TV shows Magnum P.I. and Twin Peaks.
Bisping’s most recent work is his appearance as a presenter in Netflix’s Hyperdrive which launched on the streaming site on August 21st, 2019 and is available to stream now.