ZDF Studios, Non Stop Studios and La Sagrada Familia announce the development of the production of the series about the life of Juan Manuel Fangio after two years of "warming up", through research and interviews with his sons: Juan Carlos, Rubén and Oscar Fangio.“We are delighted to have the opportunity to be involved in the production about this pioneering sportsman. The subject of Formula 1 is a perennial favorite with all generations around the world," Robert Franke, VP Drama, ZDF Studios, said. "So we are sure that this high-octane story is accelerating to soon fly the chequered flag and take its place on the podium of worldwide drama series.”
The title will be filmed in Latin America and locations in Europe, recreating the times and places where Fangio built his career. Non Stop Studios and La Sagrada Familia will work with Spanish production company Cacao & Cía, a joint venture between iZen Group and Non Stop Studios headed by Pedro Davila, and ZDF Studios of Germany. In addition, special mention should be made of Carlos Mentasti and Alejandro Roemmers' studio R&M, whose collaboration on the project was very important.
The title focuses on the life of the Argentinean driver and the beginnings of Formula 1, and includes speed, alliances and betrayals, heroic victories and tragic defeats. The ever faster cars roared louder and louder and demanded more talent and courage from the drivers: thirty drivers died in the first decade of this competition. They were not afraid to risk their lives on circuits full of danger: Silverstone, Monza, Monaco, Le Mans, Nürburgring. Italians, Germans, French and English raced, trying to forget the war that had separated them a few years earlier. He came to this new world from far away, from Argentina, to become the main animator of a mythical story. Juan Manuel Fangio crossed the 1950s at unheard-of speeds, aboard a daring character, a rabid intelligence and a passionate self-esteem.
For the first time, a multidisciplinary team hasgathered to carry out this exciting story, which tells not only his successful career, but also his life. Among these, an unknown aspect of Juan Manuel that was revealed after three years of research and interviews with his children."We are very excited to announce this production which, in addition to having a great creative and production team, is based on the story of a global sports icon, Juan Manuel Fangio, one of the best, if not the best, racing driver of all time," Patricio Rabufetti, President of Non Stop Studios, said.
We are delighted to have the opportunity to be involved in the production about this pioneering sportsman. The subject of Formula 1 is a perennial favorite with all generations around the world.” Robert Franke VP Drama, ZDF Studios