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Amazon serves up digital docuseries on Novak Djokovic

The original series, a copro between The WorkShop and Film 45, will follow the world number-one seed tennis player and 12-time grand slam champion throughout the 2017 season.
September 13, 2016

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 FerriterJohn 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.

 

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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