Ferrari: Steven Knight and Stefano Sollima team up for Apple TV+ drama
James R | On 14, Jul 2022
Steven Knight and Stefano Sollima are teaming up for new Apple TV+ drama Ferrari.
Inspired by bestselling book Ferrari Rex by Luca Dal Monte, the series will chronicle the life of famed driver and entrepreneur Enzo Ferrari, with Paolo Sorrentino joining as executive producer.
Created and written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, with Sollima (Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Suburra) directing, the drama is set over five years and features five drivers, five deaths and one trial. At the centre of it all a man who dedicated his genius to the mission of building the fastest racing car in history: Enzo Ferrari. 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.
“I am thrilled to be telling such an evocative story about this legendary man and his iconic brand,” said creator, writer and executive producer Steven 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.”
The series is produced by Lorenzo Mieli for The Apartment Pictures, a Fremantle Company (The Young Pope), in co-production with Nicola Giuliano for Indigo Film (The Great Beauty, Youth) and Fremantle. The executive producers are Lorenzo Mieli, Nicola Giuliano, Steven Knight, Paolo Sorrentino (The Hand of God, The Great Beauty), Giulio Marantonio (Kicks), Lorenzo De Maio (Without Blood) and Stefano Sollima. Ferrari Rex author Luca Dal Monte serves as historical consultant for the series.
The project is currently in pre-production in Rome, Italy.