Netflix has had some of the very best sports documentaries in recent years, and the streamer has just announced that it had greenlit two new sports docuseries: an as yet untitled series at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, featuring exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage of all 32 teams from the tournament; and Six Nations, an exclusive, inside look at the international rugby tournament.
Netflix also announced that season five of hit series Formula 1: Drive to Survive will premiere on February 24, along with a first look at the new season.
Here is Netflix’s updated slate of shows created in partnership with the world’s biggest sporting leagues:
Break Point (January 13)
Break Point, from the team behind F1: Drive to Survive, follows a diverse group of tennis players on and off the court as they compete in grueling slams with hopes of winning a final and even bigger dreams of becoming world number one. Break Point gets up close and personal with these top players on the tennis circuit through an entire year traveling across the globe for all four Grand Slams and the ATP and WTA tours.
Full Swing (February 15)
This immersive, eight-episode documentary series follows a diverse group of professional golfers on and off the course, across a relentless season of competition. The golfers endure a high-stakes schedule week in and week out on the PGA Tour, including, for the first time ever, exclusive behind-the-scenes access to all four of golf’s major championships.
Formula 1: Drive to Survive Season 5 (February 24)
Offering unprecedented access, this new season will once again take fans behind the scenes, to witness first-hand how the drivers and teams prepare to battle it out for the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. The series will offer never-before-seen footage and interviews from the sport’s biggest names.
Heart of Invictus (Summer 2023)
This inspiring new series follows a group of extraordinary competitors from around the globe—all service members who have suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses—on their road to the Invictus Games, revealing powerful stories of resilience and hope.
Untitled Tour de France docuseries (2023)
A documentary series about the iconic Tour de France 2022, a source of national pride in France. It will chart the ups and downs of eight of the teams, featuring their cyclists over the grueling three-week tour.
Six Nations (working title) (2024)
Six Nations and producers of Formula 1: Drive to Survive are planning to get fans closer than ever to this year’s Guinness Six Nations Championship. The series will take us inside the exhilarating world of the oldest and greatest annual international rugby tournament, giving fans an insight into pulsating behind-the-scenes moments, as the best teams in Europe battle it out in some of the biggest matches in the rugby calendar.
Untitled FIFA World Cup Series (Summer 2023)
Following on from the co-produced series Captains, which followed players throughout qualification for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Netflix and FIFA+ have partnered on a new series that goes behind the scenes at the tournament. Produced by Fulwell 73, the as yet untitled series will be the definitive account of one of the greatest sporting spectacles of all time.
These projects build on Netflix’s overall sports programming success, following previous projects like The Redeem Team; Last Chance U; The Last Dance; Neymar: The Perfect Chaos; Untold; and Cheer. In addition to exclusive projects with sports leagues, Netflix in 2023 will also launch the film Bill Russell: Legend; an untitled David Beckham series; and a new season of docuseries Untold.