With its Best Picture Oscar nomination last year, “Ford vs. Ferrari’s” lesson to Hollywood is that a mainstream audience can relate to stories about auto racing legends. And so, Netflix is planning a fictional eight-episode limited series on the life and death of Brazilian racing legend Ayrton Senna.
Netflix says the series, from Brazilian film producer Fabiano Gullane, will focus on his personal life, a man-behind-the-myth story. It is being produced with the active participation of Senna’s family, who wrote on the official Senna website that the series would be an “invitation to explore the personality and family relationships of the three-time Formula 1 champion.”
It spans the period from the beginning of his racing career through his death in a 1994 crash at Imola in Italy.
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