Netflix has turned its eye to the untold stories in the sporting world with the upcoming docuseries (the rather straightforwardly titled) “Untold.” The new trailer provides a look at the five feature-length episodes, two of which are directed by “Wild Wild Country”’ filmmakers Chapman and Maclein Way (who also executive produce), and another by director of “Skate Kitchen” and HBO’s “Betty,” Crystal Moselle.
The full “Untold” synopsis, per Netflix:
“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 delve 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 how 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).”
The Way brothers will direct “Untold: Crime and Penalties” and “Untold: Breaking Point” — while other individual episodes of “Untold” will be directed by Floyd Russ ( “Untold: Malice at the Palace”), Laura Brownson (“Untold: Deal with the Devil”), and Crystal Moselle (“Untold: Caitlyn Jenner”).
“Untold” begins weekly, starting August 10, on Netflix. Watch the full trailer below. “