Netflix announced the production of the first fiction drama about the idol Ayrton Senna da Silva. The project will give fans the opportunity to cross the finish line not with Senna, but with Beco or Becão, the caring nicknames of the pilot with which his friends and family referred to him.
More than recalling notable 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 will of Brazilians to get ahead in life and has accelerated the hearts of youth, adults and children around the world.
The show, which portrays the man behind the national hero, is produced by Gullane for Netflix with active participation from the pilot’s family. The miniseries will have international locations, as well as intimate sets such as the house Senna grew up in in the state of São Paulo, to which her relatives gave unprecedented access.
“It is very special 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 totally unique and unprecedented. And no one better than Netflix, which has a global reach, to be ours. partner “, celebrated Viviane Senna, Ayrton’s sister.
“Senna is the kind of person we need. A young man who fought for his dreams and faced many obstacles to represent a nation. Senna unites Brazil,” commented Fabiano and Caio Gullane.
The starting point will be Ayrton’s professional debut, when he moves to England to compete in the F1600. His path of overcoming, misalignments, joy, sadness, everything will be there while the program portrays the man behind the myth. The story culminates in the tragic accident in Imola, Italy, during the San Marino Grand Prix.
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“Senna started his journey in São Paulo and conquered the world, we are honored to bring his inspiring journey to all his fans wherever they are. Ayrton Senna has a legacy that spans generations and borders and Netflix is proud to deliver this new look at the man behind the racing driver to his subscribers in more than 190 countries, “said María Angela de Jesús, director of original productions at Netflix in Brazil.
The miniseries, which will be shot in English and Brazilian Portuguese, will have eight episodes. Its premiere is scheduled for 2022.