Tennis fans will soon get a new behind-the-scenes look at some of their professional favorite players. Netflix has announced a new documentary series that will follow some of the best tennis players in the world and give viewers a new look at a year in their careers.
The series is described as giving an unfiltered look at life in the competitive sport of professional tennis through the perspective of the players and their teams. To produce the series, Netflix has teamed up with the four Grand Slam tournaments, ATP Tour, WTA Tour and ATP Media. The documentary series will also be the first of its kind to provide an equal platform to the sport’s men’s and women’s competitors.
“We are excited to continue to strengthen our range of sports programs with this behind-the-scenes documentary series,” said Brandon Riegg, Netflix’s Vice President of Unscripted and Documentary Series. “Tennis is loved all over the world, with high-stakes tournaments jumping across continents and athletes coming from countless countries. Through this historic partnership with the four Grand Slam tournaments, ATP Tour, WTA Tour and ATP Media, the series will be packed with rare access and rich personal stories that will surely attract longtime fans and new audiences. “
James Gay Rees and Paul Martin will be executive producers for the series. Rees’ previous work includes 2019’s Diego Maradona (Directed by Asif Kapadia), 2016s Oasis: Supersonic (Directed by With Whitecross), and the 2015s Ronaldo (Directed by Anthony alle). He was also the producer of the 2015 documentary Amy (also directed by Kapadia), who focused on singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse. The film later won the Oscar for Best Documentary.
The series is produced by Box to Box Films. The company has previously produced Netflix Formula 1: Drive to survive documentary series. That series focuses on the drivers and races of the Formula 1 World Championship. The first three seasons of the series covered the world championships 2018, 2019 and 2020. The upcoming tennis series will be produced in the same spirit as Formula 1: Drive to survive. The company has also produced the four-part series The kings to Showtime. Box to Box movies are produced for Apple TV + Low or break. They also created Make us dream for Amazon Prime Video.
No official release date has been announced for when the series will premiere on Netflix. The recordings are currently taking place at the Australia Open.
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