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Netflix preps Garrett Bradley-directed Naomi Osaka docuseries

Netflix is serving up the three-part series Naomi Osaka this July from Oscar-nominated director Garrett Bradley (Time), Film 45 and Uninterrupted. The 3 x 40-minute docuseries takes viewers inside the life of tennis ...
July 7, 2021

Netflix is serving up the three-part series Naomi Osaka this July from Oscar-nominated director Garrett Bradley (Time), Film 45 and Uninterrupted.

The 3 x 40-minute docuseries takes viewers inside the life of tennis champion Naomi Osaka (pictured) as she navigates her multifaceted identity as a young athlete and leader on the rise.

Over the course of two years, the series chronicles Osaka’s training and travel schedule, examines the layers of pressure she is under and reveals how she spends her time off the court.

Executive producers are LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Devin Johnson, Jamal Henderson, Philip Byron, Matthew Goldberg, Brandon Carroll, Ryan Schiavo and Bradley.

Sky Dickinson and Matthew Rissmiller are co-executive producers; Lauren Cioffi, Katy Murakami and Sally Rosen serve as producers.


Related: Garrett Bradley on the present moment and next moves


The series premieres July 16.

Bradley said in a statement: “The series is about Naomi’s journey, within a snapshot of her life, but it’s also about life’s purpose, about personal worth, about the courage that it takes to allow one’s personal values to inform their work and vice versa. More than anything, I’d hope people can feel the power of empathy and to feel encouraged to take chances in life, perhaps especially in moments where the stakes can feel impossibly high.”

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