Steven Knight, creator of the British crime series “Peaky Blinders,” is behind the project, along with Oscar winner Paolo Sorrentino, director of “The Hand of God,” and Stefano Sollima, director of several of Italian crime dramas.
“I am thrilled to be telling such an evocative story about this legendary man and his iconic brand,” Knight said in a statement. “Enzo Ferrari’s utterly extraordinary life was defined by his dramatic personal and professional journey, and Ferrari is a celebration of an incredibly complex and fascinating human being.”
The series, titled “Ferrari,” will be based on a Ferrari biography written by Luca Dal Monte and will focus on Ferrari’s development of his company and race team, as well as the challenges he faced along the way. There was the death of Ferrari’s first son, Dino, as well as the fatal Mille Miglia crash and subsequent legal proceedings, not to mention numerous financial difficulties. The release date has yet to be announced.
Following the success of “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” on Netflix, Apple TV+ appears to be eager to add more automotive content on their platform. One of the upcoming works include a documentary about Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton will be available on the streaming service.