Apple TV+ orders first Italian drama exploring Enzo Ferrari, with Steven Knight attached

Steven Knight

Apple TV+ has picked up a drama from Peaky Blinders‘ scribe Steven Knight that tracks the life of driver and entrepreneur Enzo Ferrari.

The drama, to be titled Ferrari, is being directed by Suburra’s Stefano Sollima and is being produced by Lorenzo Mieli for Fremantle’s The Apartment Pictures, in co-production with Nicola Giuliano for Indigo Film.

Paolo Sorrentino (The Young Pope) joins as executive producer on the show, which is based on author Luca Dal Monte’s biography Ferrari Rex.

The series is currently in pre-production in Rome, Italy, and will track how Ferrari set out on a mission during the late 1950s and early 1960s to build the fastest racing car in history.

Knight said: “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.”

“As an Italian I feel honored to get to tell this story of Enzo Ferrari, a shining example of Italian excellence,” said Sollima. “Through his relationship with Ferrari Spring Team, the five drivers Enzo ‘adopted’ in his scuderia after the loss of his firstborn son, we will explore the unique qualities, the great genius and the dark obsession that turned this man into a legend.”

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