Amazon is set to serve up a new original docuseries about tennis’ top male player, Novak Djokovic, to its Amazon Prime Video subscribers. The original series will follow the world number-one seed and 12-time grand slam champion throughout the 2017 season.
Novak (working title) is based on a concept by Alberto Scarpetta and Djokovic and will explore what drives the tennis champ, both on and off the court. Conrad Riggs, head of unscripted at Amazon Originals, said the series will showcase Djokovic’s professional and personal life, including his mental fitness routines, commitment to healthy food rules and habits, and his work in education reform through the Novak Djokovic Foundation and charities like UNICEF. The series will also introduce viewers to the people behind the man, the all the members of “Team Novak.”
Novak will be a copro between The WorkShop (The Haney Project, The Vince Papale Story) and Film 45 (On Freddie Roach, Live to Tell), which was founded by director-producer Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day). Berg will also serve as executive producer on the series, along with Djokovic, Scarpetta, The WorkShop’s Tom Farrell and Todd Donnelly, Film 45′s Matthew Goldberg and Brandon Carroll, and The Alternative Co.’s John Ferriter. John Henion (Fearless, Chef’s Table, Road to the Show) has been tapped as co-executive producer and showrunner. Former professional tennis player Boris Kodjoe and former UCLA All American and NCAA Champion Philipp Gruendler will serve as co-executive producer and consulting producer, respectively.
The docuseries is set to premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video territories in the U.S., UK, Germany, Austria and Japan.