Serena Williams Inks First-Look TV Deal With Amazon

A docuseries on the dominant athlete’s professional and personal life is in the works.

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Tennis legend Serena Williams has officially inked a first-look TV deal for an untitled docuseries with Amazon Studios.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion is set to work with the streaming giant to create both scripted and unscripted television projects exclusively available on Amazon. The docuseries is currently in the works and is expected to follow Williams in her professional and personal life. Alongside Amazon, the series comes from Goalhanger Films and Plum Pictures. Not only will Williams star in the feature, but will executive produce with Stuart Cabb, Patrick Mouratoglou and Tony Pastor.

In a statement, William said, “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.”

Williams is the most awarded Women’s Tennis Association player of all time, with over 20 Grand Slam titles across 72 singles and 23 doubles championships. He has received gold medals at the 2000, 2008 2012 Olympics playing for U.S.A. Head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke comments on Williams accomplishments stating, “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. 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.”

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