FX & Hulu prep Elon Musk documentary exploring Tesla’s Autopilot

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Disney-owned US network FX is preparing to air a new documentary about Tesla founder and soon-to-be Twitter owner Elon Musk.

Elon Musk’s Crash Course, which is part of FX’s The New York Times Presents strand, will premiere 20 May simultaneously on the US network and Disney streamer Hulu.

Emma Schwartz produces and directs, with the show featuring the work of The New York Times reporters Cade Metz and Neal Boudette.

The show will explore how Musk has talked up self-driving cars and contrast it with a New York Times investigation that reveals the quixotic nature of his pursuit of the technology, and its tragic results.

It will feature first-hand accounts to explore if the ‘Autopilot’ function has been a factor in several deaths and dozens of other accidents that Tesla has not publicly acknowledged. It also details pressure Musk put on government officials to quash investigations and features inside stories from several former Tesla employees.

The New York Times Presents, a series of standalone documentary films, is produced by The New York Times and Red Arrow Studios-owned Left/Right. Previous shows include The Killing of Breonna Taylor and Framing Britney Spears.

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