Filmmaking / Directing : New Genre: Sports Docu-series? by Karen "Kay" Ross

Karen "Kay" Ross

New Genre: Sports Docu-series?

Okay, it's not NEW new, but it's not really a thing either. But could it be? This new series with Serena Williams seems like a neat way to break open that "on the court, off the court" story engine that reality tv needs.

What do y'all think? Have you seen anything like this? Who would you want to follow?

Erik A. Jacobson

People like Tom Brady, Simone Biles, Michael Jordan, perhaps Hideki Matsuyama, who won at Augusta Sunday after pursuing his dream for 10 years, might be interesting.

Andrew Sobkovich

ESPN "Sports Century" did it years ago. Essentially "Biography" about jocks. Lots of Emmys, Good story telling. I was the Supervising Director of Photography for a couple of years.

It is a format that can show these figures as relatable real people, or reveal them to be ahhh... themselves

Shiv Maharaj

I will actually check this out. I am a nut for sports docus, I always find them so inspirational.

With regards to format I have seen similar shows before e.g. Tom vs. Time (Tom Brady), Last Chance U and the even more focused Showtime All Access or HBO 24/7 boxing docus. And those are just the ones I can name off the top of my head, but I have never watched one on a tennis star and so it is quite a smart niche.

Plus Serena is amazing, so to get a snapshot into her life will probably be quite eye opening.

Dan MaxXx

I did buy Serena William's masterclass tennis lessons :)

The Last Dance was a huge hit for ESPN and for Michael Jordan' s legacy. Many sports Experts put Serena in the same status as Jordan, Ali, Jackie Robinson. She is the GOAT, a generational athlete & role model

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