Netflix's Senna limited series races onto Netflix this year: Everything to know

The new series will be released during the second half of 2024.
SENNA. (L to R) Gabriel Leone as Ayrton Senna in Senna. Cr. Alan Roskyn/Netflix ©2024
SENNA. (L to R) Gabriel Leone as Ayrton Senna in Senna. Cr. Alan Roskyn/Netflix ©2024 /

Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping journey into the life of one of Formula 1’s greatest legends! Netflix is revving up for its most ambitious project yet, the biopic series Senna, which delves into the awe-inspiring journey of the three-time world championship-winning driver, Ayrton Senna. With a release date set for the second half of 2024, this is one series no racing enthusiast or Netflix aficionado can afford to miss.

Ayrton Senna’s legacy in the world of motorsports remains unmatched, and this series promises to bring his captivating story to life in ways you’ve never seen before. Directed by Vicente Amorim, known for his exceptional work in films like Yakuza Princess, Dirty Hearts, and Good, Senna is poised to offer a unique blend of drama and high-speed action.

Since its initial announcement in 2020, fans have eagerly awaited updates on this groundbreaking series. If you’re curious about the upcoming series and want to stay in the know, you’ve landed in the right place. Join us as we explore everything we know about Senna below!

Synopsis and first-look teaser

The Senna series offers a compelling journey through the life of Ayrton Senna, tracing his path from his early days in karting to his tragic end at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. It delves into both his personal life and professional challenges, shedding light on his remarkable career in a sport historically dominated by Europeans.

Here's the official series synopsis via Netflix:

"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."

According to Tudum, the biopic series will consist of six episodes.

Senna cast

SENNA. (L to R) Matt Mella as Alain Prost, Gabriel Leone as Ayrton Senna in Senna. Cr. Alan Roskyn/Netflix ©2024 /

In March 2023, Netflix announced that Gabriel Leone — recognized across Latin America for his roles in popular titles like Dom, Duetto, Dark Days, and Velho Chico, — will be stepping into the shoes of the Formula 1 legend, Ayrton Senna.

Joining him, according to Netflix's press release, are:

  • Charlie Hamblett as Martin Brundle
  • Alice Wegmann as Liliane Vasconcellos Souza, Senna’s first wife
  • Camila Márdila as Viviane Senna, Ayrton’s sister
  • Christian Malheiros as Maurinho
  • Gabriel Louchard as Galvão Bueno
  • Hugo Bonemer as Nelso Piquet
  • Julia Foti as Adriane Galisteu
  • Marco Ricca as "Maurão" Senna, his father
  • Susana Ribiero as Zaza Senna, his mother
  • Matt Mella as Alain Prost
  • Pâmela Tomé as Xuxa
  • Kaya Scodelario as Laura, a fictional journalist
  • Arnaud Viard as Jean-Marie Balestre
  • Patrick Kennedy as Ron Dennis
  • Joe Hurst as Keith Sutton
  • Johannes Heinrichs as Niki Lauda
  • Keisuke Hoashi as Osamu Goto
  • Leon Ockenden as James Hunt
  • Richard Clothier as Peter Warr
  • Steven Mackintosh as Frank Williams
  • Tom Mannion as Sid Watkins

Netflix has yet to announce the official release date for the Ayrton Senna biopic series. However, in late September 2023, Elizabetta Zenatti, vice president of content at Netflix Brazil, confirmed that Senna is scheduled for release on Netflix in 2024. The streamer further elaborated in the release window in April 2024, confirming a release in late 2024.

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