Senna, the new Netflix fiction miniseries about the thrilling story of one of Brazil’s greatest heroes, will feature Alice Wegmann, Camila Márdila, Christian Malheiros, Gabriel Louchard, Hugo Bonemer, Julia Foti, Marco Ricca, Pâmela Tomé, and Susana Ribeiro in the cast.
These actors are joining Gabriel Leone, who will portray Ayrton Senna. In addition to the Brazilian actors, Kaya Scodelario, who was previously announced, along with Matt Mella, Arnaud Viard, Joe Hurst, Johannes Heinrichs, Keisuke Hoashi, Leon Ockenden, Patrick Kennedy, Richard Clothier, Steven Mackintosh and Tom Mannion are also part of the series.
Over the course of six episodes, Senna will, for the first time, depict the journey of overcoming obstacles, ups and downs, joys, and sorrows of Ayrton, exploring his personality and personal relationships. The starting point will be the beginning of the three-time Formula 1 champion’s racing career when he moved to England to compete in Formula Ford, all the way to the tragic accident in Imola, Italy, during the San Marino Grand Prix.
With general direction by Vicente Amorim, who also signs as showrunner and director, and direction by Julia Rezende, Senna is produced by Gullane in partnership with Senna Brands and the pilot’s family.
About Ayrton Senna: In the world’s fastest and most global sport, Ayrton Senna is considered by F1 to be the fastest driver of all time. His impressive numbers help explain why the driver has earned the title of sporting legend: three F1 world titles, 41 wins, 65 pole positions, and 80 podium finishes between 1984 and 1994. Senna, however, is much more than just statistics and records: the Brazilian was responsible for some of the most magical moments in world motorsport. Ayrton established a new level of excellence in the sport and was a legend in the art of pushing his own limits. Senna’s passion for a better Brazil, in addition to his deep-rooted drive and determination both on and off the track, set him apart. His legacy inspired the founding of the Ayrton Senna Institute. For 28 years, its mission has been to develop well-rounded individuals, preparing them for all aspects of life in the 21st century.