Netflix has announced the production of the first fictional drama about the late Ayrton Senna da Silva.
The project will explore the personality and family relationships of the three-time Formula 1 champion. The show is produced by Gullane for Netflix with active participation of the driver’s family. The miniseries will have international locations in addition to intimate sets such as the house where Senna grew up, in São Paulo state, and to which his relatives granted unprecedented access.
“It is very special to be able to announce that we will tell the story that only a few people know about him. The Senna family is committed in making this project something totally unique and unprecedented. And no one better than Netflix, that has a global reach, to be our partner,” commented Viviane Senna, Ayrton’s sister.
“Senna started his journey in São Paulo and conquered the world, we are honoured to take his inspiring journey to all his fans, wherever they are. Ayrton Senna has a legacy that spans generations and boundaries and Netflix is proud to take this new look at the man behind the driver to subscribers in more than 190 countries,” said Maria Angela de Jesus, director of original international productions at Netflix in Brazil.
The eight episode series, which will be shot in English and Brazilian Portuguese, is set to launch in 2022.