Netflix adds to sports docuseries slate
January 12, 2023
Netflix has announced two new sporting docuseries: an as yet untitled series at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, featuring exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage of all 32 teams from the tournament; and Six Nations, an exclusive, inside look at the international rugby tournament.
Netflix has also announced a February 24th premiere for season five of hit series Formula 1: Drive to Survive. As previously announced, tennis series Break Point debuts January 13th, followed by golf series Full Swing on February 15th. Later in 2023, Netflix will premiere a behind-the-scenes docuseries from the 2022 Tour de France as well as Heart of Invictus, following competitors in The Invictus Games.
“This eclectic group of new and returning series reinforces that we are committed to delivering the best sports stories to our fans,” said Brandon Riegg, Vice President, Unscripted and Documentary Series, Netflix. “By going behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest sporting events with unprecedented access, we have a unique opportunity to share the triumphs, tribulations and drama of these iconic moments with our hundreds of millions of global members.”
These projects build on Netflix’s overall sports programming success, following previous projects like The Redeem Team; Last Chance U; The Last Dance; Neymar: The Perfect Chaos; Untold; and Cheer. In addition to exclusive projects with sports leagues, Netflix in 2023 will also launch the film Bill Russell: Legend; an untitled David Beckham series; and a new season of docuseries Untold.