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Gabriel Leone will play the role of the legendary Ayrton Senna da Silva (1960-1994) in Seinethe Netflix miniseries that portrays for the first time the epic adventures and triumphs of the driver who became a national hero of Brazil and conquered the whole world inside and outside the Formula 1 tracks. The show is produced by Gullane and sees the active participation of the family of the pilot, with the Brazilian filmmaker Vicente Amorim in the role of showrunner and director of the series together with Julia Rezende.
“It is a huge responsibility and a great honor to be able to represent a legend who has inspired so many people with his life, showing Brazilian sporting talent to the world,” said actor Gabriel Leone in an official statement reported by the Netflix website. “Being able to bring this story to millions of people in countless countries through Netflix leads me to see this role as one of the most important of my career.”
An actor who fits the part perfectly
The casting choice was successful, as the director Amorim points out: “Gabriel Leone has the charisma, intensity and gentleness of Senna”.
Miniseries producer Fabiano Gullane adds on Leone’s account: “We are thrilled with the way he has brought Ayrton to life on screen. He is a Brazilian actor who is establishing himself on the world stage”. Fabiano Gullane is the head of Gullane Gullane, one of the main production and promotion houses of the Brazilian audiovisual market, as well as one of the main exporters of independent works. Founded in 1996 by brothers Caio and Fabiano Gullane, its catalog now boasts more than fifty films that have enjoyed great success in Brazil and abroad, as well as thirty series for television and digital platforms. Among the most important films and series we find Carandiru, Brainstorm, The year my parents went on vacation; the franchise of Até que a Sorte nos Separate, My daughter has arrived!, Just Like Our Parents, Bingo – The King of the Mornings; the series Alice and Hard (HBO), the first two seasons of Unidade Básica (Universal Channel), Carcereiros – Behind bars (Globoplay), Irmaos Freitas (Space and Amazon Prime), Nobody looks at us and finally On everyone’s lips (Netflix). The company has received more than five hundred awards and nominations in major film and television festivals, in Brazil and the rest of the world, such as Mostra de Cinema, Festival do Rio, Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Sundance, Toronto, MIPTV and the Emmys.
The pilot’s sister is thrilled with the casting
Even the pilot’s family, directly involved in the project, said they were enthusiastic about the casting.
Speaking of Gabriel Leone, Viviane Senna, Ayrton’s sister, expressed herself enthusiastically: “He manages to faithfully portray Ayrton’s unique personality, especially in the incarnation we knew in the family, off the slopes”.
Viviane heads Senna Brands, a company created by the driver’s family to manage and maximize the assets of the Ayrton Senna, Senna and Senninha brands, inspired by the driver’s legacy and achievements, his values, his personality and his style of life. A portion of the revenues obtained from licensing these brands is used to fund the Ayrton Senna Institute’s educational programs.
A miniseries consisting of six episodes
Over the course of six episodes, Seine intends to reveal the personality and personal relationships of the three-time F1 world champion, tracing the arc of his triumphs, his disappointments, joys and pains he experienced.
The series will start right from the beginning, with a story that begins at the dawn of Ayrton Senna’s automotive career, when the Brazilian driver moved to England to compete in Formula Ford.
The miniseries will end with the tragic epilogue that put an end to the driver’s career but above all to his life: we are talking about the fatal accident that took place at Imola during the San Marino Grand Prix.
Ayrton Senna, story of a timeless myth
In the most dynamic and famous sport in the world, Ayrton Senna is considered by Formula 1 to be the fastest driver of all time. His astonishing results help explain why he has become a sporting legend: three Formula 1 world titles, 41 victories, 65 pole positions and 80 podiums between 1984 and 1994. But Senna goes far beyond mere statistics and records: the Brazilian gave the whole world some of the most magical moments in world motorsport. Senna established a new level of excellence in the sport and was a legend in the art of pushing his limits. His enthusiasm for a better Brazil, as well as the deep impetus and determination that characterized him on and off the track, made Senna special. His values inspired the founding of the Ayrton Senna Institute, which for 28 years has had a mission to help people thrive.