With its Formula 1: Drive to Survive docuseries, Netflix has attracted a slew of new fans to the sport. Now, the streaming service is tackling professional golf and tennis, collaborating on two new shows with the producers of Drive to Survive, which were only unveiled this week.
The Netflix pro tennis series will follow the world’s best tennis players as they compete in the four Grand Slam tournaments: the Australian Open, French Open, US Open, and Wimbledon, for a year in 2022. The Australian Open, which is due to begin in Melbourne, has already started filming.
According to Netflix, the tennis series will be “the first sports program of its kind to provide an equal platform to the men’s and women’s competitors of the sport.”
The Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, US Open Championship, the Open, the Players Championship, and the FedExCup will be followed by Netflix for the golf series.
“Via the viewpoint of a varied collection of players and their support staff, the series will capture the intensity of training, travel, win, and disappointment through the lens of unprecedented access inside the ropes and behind the scenes,” Netflix stated.
“Even the most ardent golf fans have never seen the sport like this,” said Brandon Riegg, Netflix’s vice president of unscripted and documentary programming.