The eight-episode miniseries, filmed in English and Brazilian Portuguese, is scheduled to be released on the platform in 2022. The miniseries remembers the highlights of Senna’s life and introduces his friends and family.
Netflix announced the production of the first fictional drama about the idol Ayrton Senna da Silva, who died in 1994. “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 show, which portrays the man behind the national hero, is produced by Gullane for Netflix with the active participation of the driver's family. The eight-episode miniseries, which will be shot in English and Brazilian Portuguese, is set to launch in 2022.
The miniseries remembers the highlights of Senna’s life and explores the personality and family relationships of the three-time Formula 1 champion. It will feature 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. “Senna is the type of person we need. A young man that fought for his dream and faced many obstacles in order to represent a nation. Senna unites Brazil,” Fabiano and Caio Gullane said.
The starting point will be Ayrton’s career debut when he moves to England to compete on the F1600. His overcoming trajectory, mismatches, joy, sadness, everything will be there while the show portrays the man behind the myth. The story culminates in the tragic accident in Imola, Italy, during the Grand Prix of San Marino. "Senna started his journey in São Paulo and conquered the world, we are honored 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.
Senna is the type of person we need. A young man that fought for his dream and faced many obstacles in order to represent a nation. Senna unites Brazil.” Fabiano and Caio Gullane Producers