ESPN has begun producing a new documentary series called In the Arena: Serena Williams. Williams. Building upon ESPN’s Emmy-winning series, Man in the Arena: Tom Brady, the Williams-led project will highlight her life and legacy on and off of the tennis court.
“Serena’s expansion of the franchise will be a multi-part series that provides the most complete, intimate, and compelling account of her legendary career, featuring firsthand perspective from Serena and key figures throughout her life,” a description of the series reads.
“Several of Serena’s most significant Grand Slam tournaments and defining personal milestones are examined and decoded in detail. The series juxtaposes Serena’s spectacular on-court achievements and cultural impact with dramatic personal challenges. Through it all, Serena fights to maintain her place atop the tennis world while juggling the transformational experience of starting a family.”
The forthcoming series will be produced by ESPN, Religion of Sports, Tom Brady’s 199 Productions, and Williams and Caroline Currier’s Nine Two Six Productions. Alongside Tom Brady, ESPN and the crew, Gotham Chopra is set to direct the series.
At this time, there is no release date for the project. More details will be added to this report as they become available.