Netflix has revealed its first behind the scenes look at the upcoming drama Senna, which is due to be released in the near future.
Senna will be a biographical sports drama based on the F1 legend who won the world championship in 1988, 1990 and 1991 for McLaren.
Filming for Senna is already underway and will be shot in various locations across the globe, as the mini-series attempts to tell the story of the Brazilian who tragically died after a crash at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. So, here is everything to know so far about Netflix drama Senna.
When will Senna be released on Netflix?
Senna should be released in mid-to-late 2024, which is actually two years after it was supposed to drop. Netflix announced in September 2020 that it had gone into production for a new drama on the triple world champion, but this was amid the COVID-19 pandemic – which inevitably caused delays.
So, filming for Senna was postponed meaning it could not meet its original target of being released in 2022. But, Senna should now come out in 2024 having announced its cast in October 2023.
What is Netflix’s Senna about?
Senna will portray the journey of the racing icon following many of his career highs and lows, as well as offering an insight into his personal life over the course of six episodes.
The mini-series will begin with Senna’s move to the United Kingdom in 1981 for the Formula Ford 1600 championship, which he won, before following his legendary rise to three F1 world championships and 41 grand prix victories.
Netflix will no doubt capture Senna’s bitter rivalry with McLaren team-mate Alain Prost, which was a partnership that captured the globe as both clashed on many occasions in their attempts to become world champion.
It will then conclude on a tragic note with Senna’s fatal crash at Imola in May 1994, the third round of that F1 season, which is a death that led to three days of national mourning in Brazil.
Senna is filmed in partnership with his family as Ayrton’s sister Viviane, mother of ex-F1 driver Bruno, said in 2020 that “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.”
Senna will be a multilingual series filmed in Brazilian Portuguese and English, and it comes after the award-winning Senna documentary, released in 2010, which depicted his life through…