A documentary series on the life of Bernie Ecclestone is coming soon –

For ten years, and the premiere of the documentary “Senna” in 2011, motorsport has been favored by the cinema and the small screen. Confirmation of this revival comes with the December 27 release of “Lucky! », a documentary series of eight one-hour episodes on the life of Bernie Ecclestone.

The rights to the series have been purchased by several companies: DAZN in Japan, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy and Switzerland, Discovery+ in the United Kingdom and Ireland, ESPN LatAm in Latin America. France doesn’t have an official broadcaster yet, but it won’t be long.

“Lucky! is produced and directed by Manish Pandey, Head Script of…” Sign “. The soundtrack is provided by Antonio Pinto, already in charge of the music of “Senna”. Manish Pandey filmed almost 100 hours of rush during eight weeks with “Mister E.” in his houses in Gstaad (Switzerland) and Ibiza (Spain) during 2020.

“Luck! It’s a series I’ve written and researched all my life”, said Manish Pandey to the specialized site Deadline. “This is a unique opportunity to work with Bernie and tell the story of an unrivaled showmanship genius and businessman who single-handedly created a sports franchise, the F1, which will probably never be done again. »

The series dissects the personal journey of Bernie Ecclestone, from amateur driver to F1 top honcho, through his career as manager and then team principal with Brabham, and friend of legendary drivers such as Jochen Rindt and Niki Lauda.

Still with the Deadline site, Bernie Ecclestone took advantage of this biographical series to criticize the success of another series, “Drive to Survive” on Netflix. “It’s just an American vision (in F1). In most cases, the public prefers reality”, an aspect that according to him is especially taken care of in “¡Lucky! “. We only ask to see.

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