A documentary series about Formula 1 founder Bernie Ecclestone is on the way from Manish Pandey, writer and producer of the award-winning documentary Senna.
Ecclestone (pictured right) will be the subject of Lucky!, an eight-part docuseries examining his life and legacy, following his journey as creator of one of the world’s most lucrative sports franchises. The series is built around extensive interviews with the reclusive Ecclestone, conducted at his home in Switzerland during lockdown. Formula 1 management is also granting the filmmakers access to thousands of hours of archival footage.
Lucky! will be produced by Pandey’s (left) company Jiva Maya, with series rights represented by ICM Partners globally.
“Bernie has been able to reflect, not just on his days as one of the greatest sporting impresarios of all time, but also on his life. In his 90 years, he has travelled the world and met everyone who is anyone, yet he remains incredibly personable and immensely funny. It is a joy to tell his extraordinary story, in full, for the first time,” Pandey said in a release.