Netflix has announced that they will create a new mini-series that revolves around the career of legend Ayrton Senna, writes Motorsportweek. The triple champion can already be seen on the streaming service, but in a documentary about his life called Senna. This new mini-series is “fictional” in nature and belongs in the genre ‘drama’.
The Senna series will cover eight episodes and will focus on the career of the triple world champion, who is still considered one of the best drivers ever. The series will feature several locations, including the home in Sao Paolo where he grew up.
Senna’s family supports Netflix’s project, says Viviane Senna:
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 in making this project something totally unique and unprecedented. And no one better than Netflix, that has a global reach, to be our partner
The director of original international productions at Netflix in Brazil, Maria Angela de Jesus, says the following about the mini-series: “Senna started his journey in São Paulo and conquered the world, we are honoured 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.”
It will be some time before the series is released, with the release scheduled for sometime in 2022. The series will be recorded in Portuguese and English.