EXCLUSIVE: Netflix‘s highly-anticipated Senna biopic series has rounded out cast.
Joining previoiusly-announced lead Gabriel Leone and Kaya Scodelario are Alice Wegmann, Camila Márdila, Christian Malheiros, Gabriel Louchard, Hugo Bonemer, Julia Foti, Marco Ricca, Pâmela Tomé and Susana Ribeiro. In addition to the Brazilian actors, 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.
The large-scale production and some of the actors have just arrived in Brazil, where filming is taking place in São Paulo and Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Netflix said. The miniseries, which is one of Netflix’s biggest in Brazil and is produced by Gullane, has already filmed in Argentina and Uruguay and will proceed to the UK after completing filming in the country.
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 the F1 driver, who died tragically in Italy during the San Marino Grand Prix. A 2010 doc from Asif Kapadia on the sports star won Best Doc at the BAFTAs.
Vicente Amorim is showrunner and director is Julia Rezende.