Netflix announced on Friday that it has partnered with the four tennis grand slam tournaments as well as the men’s and women’s tennis tours to produce a documentary series depicting a year in the life of professional tennis players. A Netflix spokesperson tells CNN the series has been filming in Australia leading up to the Australian Open, and upon its release, the series will cover Novak Djokovic’s visa issue.
Netflix says the series will provide an “unfiltered look at life inside the competitive sport of professional tennis through the perspective of the players and their teams.”
“Tennis is beloved all over the world, with high-stakes tournaments hopping across continents and athletes hailing from countless countries,” said Brandon Riegg, Netflix vice president of unscripted and documentary series. “Through this historic partnership with the four Grand Slam tournaments, the ATP Tour, WTA Tour, and ATP Media, the series will be packed with rare access and rich personal stories that are sure to draw in longtime fans and new audiences alike.”
A news release from Netflix did not provide a premiere date for the still untitled docuseries. It is being produced by Box to Box Films.
CNN’s David Close contributed to this report