We’re into sports documentaries lately. Might be all that Olympic spirit, or it might just be that, lately, we’ve gotten some great docuseries that explore moments we thought we understood from a different perspective, and that’s interesting. For sports fans and non sports fans alike.
Like, everyone remembers that fight during the Pacers-Pistons game! And that’s exactly what Untold examines in it’s first part, as we finally get the story from the people actually involved in the brawl.
But that’s not all the docuseries will touch, with subsequent episodes examining other athletes, other journeys and other – surprising – stories, like the synopsis clearly indicates:
From the creators of WILD WILD COUNTRY, comes a five-part docuseries event that brings fresh eyes to tales from the wide world of sports. From tennis to boxing to basketball, these stories aren’t the ones you’ve heard before, even if you think you have. Premiering weekly, each film kicks off at a pivotal moment — the big fight, the Olympics, the playoffs — and then delves deep into what happened beyond the headlines, as told by those who lived it, to reveal the grit, resilience, heartbreak, triumph, violence, comedy and pathos beneath the sweat. Whether it’s the famous “Malice at the Palace” Pacers-Pistons brawl finally being unraveled by those who were on the inside, Olympian Caitlyn Jenner reflecting on her journey to winning gold, boxer Christy Martin in the fight of her life outside the ring, professional tennis player Mardy Fish opening up about his struggles with mental health, or a misfit band of hockey players known as the Trashers taking orders from the teenage son of an alleged mob boss, UNTOLD gets to the heart of the passion and single mindedness it takes to be a champion and the ways in which the triumphs can be undone off the field. Films are directed by Chapman Way and Maclain Way (Wild Wild Country), Floyd Russ (Zion), Laura Brownson (The Rachel Divide, Lemon) and Crystal Moselle (Betty, The Wolfpack).
You can check out the trailer below:
From the creators of WILD WILD COUNTRY, comes a five-part sports docuseries event that brings fresh eyes to some of the greatest stories in sports. From tennis to boxing to basketball, these stories aren’t the ones you’ve heard before, even if you think you have.
Will you be watching?
Untold Vol 1 will premiere August 10th on Netflix, with Malice at the Palace.