Serena documentary set to premiere in June

Wednesday March 9th, 2016

Serena, a feature-length documentary revealing the day-to-day life of Serena Williams, will air in June on EPIX.

Offering access into Williams’ family and friends, varying athletic and business interests and the pressures and commitments that accompany her career, Serena is set to premiere June 22 at 8 p.m. ET. The documentary team accompanied Williams throughout the past year, covering her quest for four straight Grand Slams and including her losses at the U.S. Open and Australian Open.

“2015 was a defining time in my life and career,” Williams said in a release. “I think my story will be relatable to audiences whether you love tennis or not. It’s a story of perseverance, failure and triumph. It’s the most intimate I’ve ever allowed myself to be on film. It was a scary but ultimately really gratifying experience, which I’m hoping inspires others to pursue their dreams. I’m really grateful to EPIX for this incredible opportunity and the care they’ve shown me. Can’t wait for you all to see it.”

The documentary was directed by Ryan White and executive produced by Peter Berg, who served the same role with the Friday Night Lights television series. 

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“Serena is a personal journey during which we are privileged to follow one woman’s incredible march to achieve a level of greatness that so few tennis players have achieved in the history of the sport,” says Mark S. Greenberg, president and CEO of EPIX. “The film presents us with a captivating vision of this world-class athlete while offering the viewer rare insight into what makes Serena Williams the person she is beyond the court. Serena transcends the world of tennis and is sure to fascinate viewers across the country.”

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