Netflix has announced that they are working on a new mini-series based on the life of three-time Formula 1 champion Aytron Senna. The fictional series, being filmed in English and Brazilian Portuguese, will begin when Beco (as he was known to his friends) moves to England in order to compete on the F1600. The 8-episode drama will explore the personality and family relationships in order to reveal the man behind the myth and is fully supported by the Senna family. The series will premiere in 2022.
The project will give fans the chance to cross the finish line not with Senna, but with Beco or Becão, the driver’s affectionate nicknames among friends and family. More than just remembering remarkable 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 willingness of Brazilian people to get ahead in life — and speeded up the hearts of young people, adults and children around the world.
The starting point will be Ayrton’s career debut, when he moves to England in order to compete on the F1600. His overcoming trajectory, mismatches, joy, sadness, everything will be there while the show portrays the man behind the myth. The story culminates in the tragic accident in Imola, Italy, during the Grand Prix of San Marino.