The producers of Netflix’s acclaimed “Drive to Survive” series will be giving sports fans an inside look into the careers of some of the world’s best tennis players.
The new series — called “Break Point” — will premiere Jan. 13 on the streaming giant.
“We are in the entertainment business and we want to tell stories,” said ATP president Andrea Gaudenzi. “Live matches cannot be the only product we offer.”
Produced by sports film production company Box to Box Films, “Break Point” will provide an all-access look into the lives of players within the ATP and WTA tours during the 2022 season.
- ATP players Nick Kyrgios and Matteo Berrettini will be part of the series.
- The WTA’s Ons Jabeur, Maria Sakkari, and Paula Badosa are also included.
The tennis-based series by Netflix comes after its co-CEO Ted Sarandos characterized live sports as “dramatically expensive” and a “loss leader.” Netflix has been profitable every quarter in 2022, while other streaming services like Disney+ and Hulu have yet to turn a profit.
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Netflix is creating a documentary series on the Tour de France, which will cover the journey of eight cycling teams taking part in the 23-day race that covers more than 2,000 miles.
The PGA Tour has also teamed up with Box to Box Films for a similar project.
Several top golfers have reportedly agreed to participate in the project, which will center on the 2021-22 season. Golfers Tony Finau and Rickie Fowler have expressed interest in the series.