After Asif Kapadia gave viewers an incredible insight into the life of the iconic F1 driver Ayrton Senna and his rivalry with Alain Prost in his feature-length film, Netflix are going to go a little bit deeper because they'll be examining Senna's magnificent career over a new eight-episode series.
The online streaming giant has announced plans for a miniseries that will be based on Senna’s life and the series will also be made with the active involvement of his family.
In terms of his career on the track, the beloved Brazilian driver won the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship three times. Tragically, he died in a car accident at the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994.
However, Senna's impact on Formula One transcended the track as his bold, daring, and courageous style of driving made him a hero to millions.
In terms of the narrative, the documentary aims to explore Senna’s family relationships and “the man behind the national hero."
The feature will be filmed in both English and Brazilian Portuguese. It's set to be released in 2022.
Speaking about the project to The Wrap, the driver’s sister, Viviane Senna, has said:
“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."
“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,” added Maria Angela de Jesus, director of original international productions at Netflix in Brazil.
Take a look at what's in store.
🇬🇧 Big news today: Netflix, in partnership with Gullane and Senna Brands, is adapting the story behind the national hero and world idol of Formula 1, Ayrton Senna, in an 8-chapters miniseries #sennananetflix pic.twitter.com/h19NWBiuhE
— Ayrton Senna (@ayrtonsenna) September 3, 2020