Tennis champion Serena Williams has signed a first-look TV deal with Amazon that includes a documentary series featuring her personal and professional life. Serena in a statement said, “I’m very excited to be partnering with Amazon Studios – they are developing some of the most inspiring and important content for a global audience. I have a lot of stories I’m eager to tell, including a continuation of my own, and I look forward to sharing those with the world.”
An online portal reported that under the deal, the 23-time Grand Slam tennis champ will develop both scripted and unscripted projects at the streaming giant, starting with the yet-untitled docuseries. The documentary will be produced by Plum Pictures, Goalhanger Films and Amazon Studios and is executive produced by Williams, Patrick Mouratoglou, Stuart Cabb, and Tony Pastor.
Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios heaped praise on Serena and said, “Serena has transformed her sport and become one of the most inspiring athletes, entrepreneurs and women of her generation, admired not only for her unmatched prowess on the court but for her dedication to advocacy as well. We’re incredibly excited to share her journey in this new series, and to work with her to create new original content for our Prime Video customers worldwide.”
Serena is one of the most dominant and popular athletes alive today. She has title wins in all four Grand Slam tournaments, 72 singles ad 23 double championships and four Olympic gold medals including two in 2012 in both singles and doubles. Serena is married to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian with whom she has a daughter called Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
(Source: Variety/Vanity Fair/Instagram)