Wednesday, July 13, 2022

AppleTV+ Gives Series Order to Drama 'Ferrari' Created by Steven Knight

AppleTV+ has today given a series order to the original drama series Ferrari inspired by the novel Ferrari Rex by Luca Dal Monte. The series is currently in pre-production in Rome, Italy.

Five years. Five drivers. Five deaths. One trial. In the name of passion, in the pursuit of pure speed. At the center of it all a titanic man, complex and multifaceted, who dedicated his genius to the mission of building the fastest racing car in history. Enzo Ferrari: his name became a boast, an aspiration, and ultimately legend. But there was a trail of tragedy and torment along the way. Between 1956 and 1961, deeply wounded by the tragic death of his firstborn son Dino and by what he considered a betrayal by his lead driver Juan Manuel Fangio, Enzo Ferrari rebuilds his racing team from scratch, selecting five promising rising stars of motor racing to fight for victory.

Steven Knight created the drama, with Stefano Sollima set to direct. They will executive produce with Lorenzo Mieli, Nicola Giuliano, Paolo Sorrentino, Giulio Marantonio and Lorenzo De Maio. Dal Monte will serve as a historical consultant. Fremantle, The Apartment Pictures and Indigo Film will produce.

"I am thrilled to be telling such an evocative story about this legendary man and his iconic brand," said Knight. "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."