Netflix is creating a new fictional drama miniseries about Ayrton Senna 1 month ago

Netflix is creating a new fictional drama miniseries about Ayrton Senna

We already know this will be a must-watch.

Netflix has announced that a new miniseries dramatising the life of legendary Formula One driver Ayrton Senna is in the pipeline.

The project will explore the personality and family relationships of the Brazilian racing legend who won the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship three times.

It follows the success of the Senna film, which was released in 2010, and Netflix's hugely popular Drive to Survive series which documents the Formula 1 season behind the scenes and is currently filming its third series.

The fictional series will start at Senna's career debut, just after he moved to England, and will culminate at the tragic accident in the San Marino Grand Prix, when he died.

It will use a variety of locations for filming including scenes from the house where Senna grew up.

“It is very special to be able to announce that we will tell the story that only a few people know about him," said Viviane Senna, Ayrton’s sister.

"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."

In a statement, Netflix said: “The project will give fans the chance to cross the finish line not with Senna, but with Beco or Becão, the driver’s affectionate nicknames among friends and family.

"More than just remembering remarkable moments in his career, the miniseries is an invitation to explore the personality and family relationships of the three-time Formula 1 champion.

“Senna has deeply embodied the willingness of Brazilian people to get ahead in life — and speeded up the hearts of young people, adults and children around the world."

The series will be shot in both English and Brazilian Portuguese, and is scheduled for release in 2022.