Steven Knight Working on Ferrari Series for Apple TV+


Apple TV+ has given a straight-to-series order for the new drama series Ferrari, inspired by the best-selling book Ferrari Rex by Luca Dal Monte, with Peaky Blinders‘ Steven Knight on board.

The drama will focus on race car driver and visionary entrepreneur Enzo Ferrari. It is created and written by Knight (See, Dirty Pretty Things, Peaky Blinders). Stefano Sollima (Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Suburra, A.C.A.B.directs the series, which is currently in preproduction in Rome, Italy. 

“I am thrilled to be telling such an evocative story about this legendary man and his iconic brand,” said 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.”

“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.” 

Ferrari is directed by Sollima and is produced by Lorenzo Mieli for The Apartment Pictures, a Fremantle Company, in co-production with Nicola Giuliano for Indigo Film and Fremantle. Executive producers are Lorenzo Mieli, Nicola Giuliano, Knight, Academy Award winner Paolo Sorrentino, Giulio Marantonio, Lorenzo De Maio and Sollima.

Dal Monte serves as a historical consultant for the series.