Tennis great Serena Williams retired from the sports world to concentrate on other aspects of her life, including motherhood, recently announcing that she is pregnant again. She is also starting production on an upcoming docuseries that will be aired on ESPN.
Williams announced on Tuesday that the sports network has started and will be producing a new ESPN series titled, “In the Arena: Serena Williams.” This is an extension of a franchise she started with the successful Emmy Award-winning “Man in the Arena: Tom Brady.”
The project, which will air as a multi-part series, will document the successful career of arguably the best tennis player to hit the tennis court. Throughout her sports reign, which spanned over 20 years, she has won a total of 23 Grand Slams (singles). This edition of “In the Arena” will showcase the “most complete, intimate, and compelling account” of her long career. The series will feature firsthand perspectives from the 41-year-old and other notable figures that have been there throughout her life.
The docuseries will examine some of Williams’ most significant Grand Slam tournaments and pinpoint defining personal achievements as the details are examined and decoded for the cameras. The struggles to maintain her dominance throughout the sport while trying to transition into juggling family life and her entrepreneurial goals will be shown and assessed.
“In the Arena: Serena Williams” will be directed by Gotham Chopra and co-produced by ESPN, Religion of Sports, and Tom Brady’s 199 Productions. Williams and Caroline Currier’s Nine Two Six Productions will also co-produce. There has been no release date set and will be announced later.
Last month, the retired tennis pro announced that her newly started production company, Nine Two Six Productions has a first-look TV deal at Amazon Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Currier, who was a former vice president of Grand Electric, serves as the president of the production company that’s aimed at amplifying women and diverse storytellers.