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Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight’s new 'tragedy' racing series sounds brilliant - details

Fans of F1 will love this upcoming series 

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Steven Knight is everywhere at the moment! Following his huge success with Peaky Blinders, the Oscar nominee is set to adapt Great Expectations for the BBC - and has also announced his latest project for Apple TV+, Ferrari. Get the details here… 

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Inspired by the bestselling book Ferrari Rex, the series will look at the life of Enzo Ferrari, with the synopsis reading: "Five years. Five drivers. Five deaths. One trial. 

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"In the name of passion, in the pursuit of pure speed. At the centre 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." 

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The series is being made by Steven Knight

Speaking about the show, Steven said: "I am thrilled to be telling such an evocative story about this legendary man and his iconic brand. 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." 

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Director Stefano Sollima added: "As an Italian I feel honoured to get to tell this story of Enzo Ferrari, a shining example of Italian excellence. 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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