From August 10th to September 7th, multiple sports documentaries will make their way onto Netflix. They’ll cover previously unknown or suppressed sports stories in sports like athletics, NHL, NBA and boxing. Here’s what you need to know.
Untold is essentially a sports docu-series series that’s split up into individual films that will likely boost its chances of being watched given each will contain keywords such as NBA, Caitlyn Jenner or boxing.
This series will consist of 5 episodes, which begin on August 10, and then continue for five weeks with new episodes each Tuesday.
Spike TV aired a similar TV documentary series in the 2000s.
It comes on the heels the Netflix release of the Naomi Osaka limited docuseries, which was also released on Netflix. You can also add to this list other Netflix success stories in sports document space, which were highlighted during the Q2 investor conference with titles such as F1: Drive to Survive or The Last Dance.
Let’s break down each of the Untold documentaries that will be making their way onto Netflix throughout August.
Netflix coming to your screen August 10th
“Key figures from an infamous 2004 incident between players and fans at an NBA game in Michigan discuss the fight, its fallout and its lasting legacy.”
Netflix coming to your screen August 17th
“Christy Martin broke boundaries and noses as she rose in the boxing world, but her public persona belied personal demons, abuse and a threat on her life.”
Netflix coming to your screen on August 24th
“Caitlyn Jenner’s unlikely path to Olympic glory was inspirational. But her more challenging road to embracing her true self proved even more meaningful.”
Netflix coming to your screen: August 31st
“They were the bad boys of hockey — a team bought by a man with mob ties, run by his 17-year-old son, and with a rep for being as violent as they were good.”
Netflix coming to your screen on September 7th
“Under pressure to continue a winning tradition in American tennis, Mardy Fish faced mental health challenges that changed his life on and off the court.”
We’ll keep you posted on any additional developments and more about who’s behind the series as and when we get it.
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