Netflix to develop fictional miniseries based on Brazilian racing legend Ayrton Senna da Silva

The Netflix series will begin with Ayrton’s career debut, when he moved to England to compete on the F1600, and culminate in the tragic 1994 accident in Italy during the Grand Prix of San Marino, where he died.

Press Trust of India September 05, 2020 12:44:01 IST
Netflix to develop fictional miniseries based on Brazilian racing legend Ayrton Senna da Silva

A fictional miniseries based on the life of Brazillian racing legend Ayrton Senna da Silva is in the works at Netflix.

The eight-episode miniseries is described as an invitation to explore the personality and family relationships of the three-time Formula 1 champion.

According to a press release issued by the streaming platform, the series will start with Ayrton’s career debut, when he moved to England in order to compete on the F1600.

It will go on to explore Ayrton’s overcoming trajectory, mismatches, joy, sadness, everything will be there while the show portrays the man behind the myth. The story culminates in the tragic 1994 accident in Imola, Italy, during the Grand Prix of San Marino, where he died.

The series will be produced by Brazil’s production powerhouse Gullane for Netflix with active participation of Ayrton’s family.

“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 to making this project something totally unique and unprecedented. And no one better than Netflix, that has a global reach, to be our partner," said Viviane Senna, Ayrton’s sister.

The series will be shot in English and Brazilian Portuguese and is set to launch in 2022.

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