Amazon Studios has signed a first-look TV deal with 23-time Grand Slam tennis champion, Serena Williams.
The sports star will work with the company to create scripted and unscripted television projects that will launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, beginning with an as-yet untitled docuseries that follows her in both her professional and personal life.
The docuseries is being produced by Plum Pictures, Goalhanger Films and Amazon Studios and will be executive produced by Williams, alongside Patrick Mouratoglou, Stuart Cabb and Tony Pastor.
“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,” said Williams.
“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,” commented Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “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.”
Amazon Studios recently completed the restructuring of its senior exec ranks in the US by hiring former Legendary TV president Nick Pepper as head of studio creative content.