The new Epix original documentary “Serena” is an intimate portrait of four-time Olympic Gold Medalist and tennis legend Serena Williams. The doc provides the audience with unprecedented access inside the world of Serena and her daily interactions with family, friends, and trusted advisors.
“Serena” documents the pressures Williams faces every single day on the court and in life being the number one tennis player in the world. Her unflinching commitment to the sport and her other passions, her drive to succeed, and her unique personality emphasize the humanity beneath the sports icon that goes largely unnoticed during matches. “Serena” tracks Williams’ vulnerabilities in the face of crushing losses at the 2015 U.S. Open and 2016 Australian Open, as well as achieving yet another “Serena Slam,” aka four Grand Slam titles in a row.
“Serena” is directed by Ryan White. He previously directed “The Case Against 8,” which was a behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, Serena Williams has occasionally made guest appearances in films and TV shows, most recently in Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” the action film “Pixels,” and the HBO mockumentary “7 Days In Hell.”
“Serena” will air on June 22nd at 8pm Eastern only on EPIX.