Naomi Osaka Docuseries Set At Netflix

February 12 2020

Tennis star Naomi Osaka is coming to Netflix.

An untitled docuseries from Film 45 and LeBron James and Maverick Carter's Uninterrupted featuring Osaka's meteoric tennis career has been set by the streaming service. The docuseries is being billed as a coming-of-age story about the tennis star of Haitian and Japanese background. As Deadline reports, the series will give viewers access to "her interests and her well-known, quirky and honest personality" while she discovers herself and her experiences as a multicultural woman.

The docuseries will follow Osaka's rigorous training and performances starting in August 2019. While following her matches, the docuseries will also feature Osaka's training for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Osaka's power is already being felt throughout the tennis community. As Deadline reports, she became the first Asian player to crack the number one singles ranking in 2018. She also ranked second after 2019's Australian Open.

"To be able to tell my story and let people in during this big year, working with a team that really understands me, has been a rewarding experience," said Osaka in a statement. "It won't look like a traditional sports documentary and I'm so excited to share it with everyone."

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by Monique Jones on February 12 2020

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