23-time Grand Slam tennis champion, Serena Williams will be featured on Amazon in an upcoming docuseries series, which details her personal and professional life.
“I’m very excited to be partnering with Amazon Studios – they are developing some of the most inspiring and important content for a global audience,” Williams said. “I have a lot of stories I’m eager to tell, including a continuation of my own, and I look forward to sharing those with the world.”
The docuseries forms part of Williams’ first look scripted and unscripted projects she is developing for the Studio. The in-the-works docuseries will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Plum Pictures, Goalhanger Films and Amazon are behind its production.
Williams will executive produce alongside Patrick Mouratoglou, Stuart Cabb and Tony Pastor.
“Serena has transformed her sport and become one of the most inspiring athletes, entrepreneurs and women of her generation, admired not only for her unmatched prowess on the court but for her dedication to advocacy as well,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “We’re incredibly excited to share her journey in this new series, and to work with her to create new original content for our Prime Video customers worldwide.”
Aside Williams’ heavy career on the court, which counts gold medals at the 2000, 2008 and 2012 Olympics, the tennis star has also recorded success in fashion, entertainment, business and philanthropy.
In 2018, she launched the Yetunde Price Resource Center in Compton, CA, honoring the life and memory of her oldest sister and ensuring those affected by trauma have the necessary resources to persevere.
In same year, 2018, she starred in HBO’s docuseries ‘Being Serena’, which chronicled her challenges with pregnancy, life as a mother and her battles on the court. The show received three Emmy nominations including, Sports Emmy Award for outstanding serialized sports documentary, Sports Emmy Award for outstanding camera work and Sport Emmy Award for outstanding music direction.
It was also nominated for the MTV Movie & TV Award for best real-life hero.