Jeremy Renner’s new series Rennervations will be arriving on Disney+ on April 12. The announcement about the four-part series will have Jeremy Renner and a team of expert builders as they reimagine decommissioned vehicles and then rebuild them as new creations that serve communities around the world. Each of these builds will have a purpose and all four episodes will be available on April 12, 2023 on Disney’s streaming service.
“I’ve been on this journey for many years, and I started in my community by building vehicles for people in need. But a few years ago, I thought, how can I plus this up and create a bigger impact on a whole community – and that’s what this show does.” said Renner. “This is one of my biggest passions and it’s a driving force in my recovery, and I can’t wait for the world to see it.”
When not being a hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Hawkeye, Renner has plenty of construction experience. He has a passion for purchasing and then re-imaging huge vehicles. He does this with the help of his connections in the worldwide fabricator culture. He also does this with the help of his best friend and business partner Rory Milliken. Together, with an all-star build crew, they travel around the globe to rebuild decommissioned vehicles into something with a new purpose. Imagine turning an old tour bus into a mobile music studio, a delivery truck into a mobile water treatment facility, a shuttle bus into a mobile recreation center, or a city bus into a mobile dance studio. These are the kinds of things that Renner does with decommissioned vehicles.
During Rennervations, Renner will also team up with actor and producer Anthony Mackie (Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’’), actress and entrepreneur Vanessa Hudgens (“Tick, Tick… Boom!”), actor and producer Anil Kapoor (“Mission Impossible,” “Slumdog Millionaire”) and singer and songwriter Sebastián Yatra (“Encanto”). They all join Renner to help rebuild vehicles and then deliver them to various organizations.
During the series, Renner goes around the globe after starting at his home in Reno, Nevada. He will visit Chicago, Illinois, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and also Rajasthan, India. At each stop, Jeremy Renner connects with organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters, The BASE Chicago, Uva Jagriti Sansthan, and Casa Hogar of Cabo San Lucas to learn the needs of the local community. Then Jeremy and Rory also meet with the organization leaders to understand the community’s most urgent needs before using what they learned to build something that will have a big impact.
The Rennervation team that Renner has includes Rory Millikin, Jeremy’s friend and business partner, Corey Wardleigh, lead mechanic, Rob “Bender” Park, lead fabricator, along with the build crew Roxy Bonilla, Justin Self and Merri Oswald, Akamu “AK” Whatley, Skiland “Ski” Judd, Ryan Gunter, and Nick Socha.
The projects that are featured in Rennervation includes the following:
Chicago: Building a Mobile Music Bus (ft. Vanessa Hudgens)
Jeremy Renner and his best friend Rory rebuild a tour bus into a mobile music studio for The BASE Chicago, an organization that offers various after-school programs to help keep urban youths off the streets in the West Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Jeremy wants to provide The BASE Chicago kids with a new musical outlet to encourage them to dream big, express themselves and discover their inner voice. He and his elite team of fabricators and mechanics breathe new life into a tour bus by reimagining, repurposing, and renovating it into a mobile music studio for the kids to record their own music, play instruments and let their creativity sing. Then they deliver the mobile music studio with the help of actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens.
India: Building a Mobile Water Treatment Center (ft. Anil Kapoor)
Jeremy Renner and his best friend Rory make their first-ever trip ever to India, where they rebuild a delivery truck into a mobile water treatment facility for Uva Jagriti Sansthan, a nonprofit organization trying to deliver clean, drinkable water to communities across India. Jeremy wants to provide mobile water filtration to multiple communities and schools so they can drink groundwater that is currently non-potable. He and an elite team of local fabricators repurpose a delivery truck into a mobile water treatment facility that can travel to local communities and filter and clean existing groundwater rather than the communities trucking in clean water. Then, they deliver the mobile water treatment facility with the help of his “Mission: Impossible” co-star, Indian movie superstar Anil Kapoor.
Mexico: Building a Mobile Dance Studio (ft. Sebastián Yatra)
Jeremy Renner and his best friend Rory travel to Los Cabos, Mexico, where they rebuild a city bus into a mobile dance studio for Casa Hogar of Cabo San Lucas, a nonprofit organization offering full-time care and parenting to vulnerable kids unable to live with their families. After learning the kids at Casa Hogar lost their dance studio, Jeremy wants to create a new space for them to take dance classes and have recitals again. He and his elite team of fabricators repurpose a former city bus and rebuild it into a mobile dance studio to use as a classroom at the school and as a mobile event space around town. Then they deliver the mobile dance studio with help from two-time Latin GRAMMY Award®-recipient Sebastián Yatra.
Reno: Building a Mobile Recreation Center (ft. Anthony Mackie)
Jeremy Renner and his best friend Rory rebuild a shuttle bus into a mobile recreation center for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada, a charity based in Reno that creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships between adult volunteers and local kids. Jeremy and his elite team of fabricators breathe new life into a shuttle bus by renovating it into a mobile recreation center that includes a basketball hoop, soccer goal and computer lab that can drive to underserved rural communities. Then, they deliver the new mobile recreation center with help from Jeremy’s “Avengers” and “Hurt Locker” co-star Anthony Mackie.
Rennervations is produced by Boardwalk Pictures for Disney+. Jeremy Renner, Rory Millikin, Romilda De Luca, Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard, Sarina Roma and Patrick Costello serve as executive producers. For Disney Branded Television, Marc Buhaj is vice president, Unscripted and Nonfiction, and Nicole Silveira is vice president, Unscripted.
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