On Wednesday, Apple announced a two-part documentary for Apple TV+ that will share the story of legendary tennis player Boris Becker.
From Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney ("Enron") and Oscar-winning producer John Battsek ("Hillsborough"), the untitled series will explore every aspect of Becker, who won The Wimbledon Championships at 17 years old. He went on to win 49 career titles, including six Grand Slams and an Olympic gold medal.
The filmmakers had special access to Becker for over three years until late April 2022, when he was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for hiding assets and loans to avoid paying his debts.
The series includes various personal interviews with Becker, including an exclusive conversation with him during the week of his sentencing. It also features interviews with members of his immediate family and tennis stars, including John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Novak Djokovic, Mats Wilander, and Michael Stich.
The series is a co-production between Battsek's Ventureland and Gibney's Jigsaw Productions, from Lorton Entertainment, whose projects also include Asif Kapadia's BAFTA Award-nominated "Diego Maradona" and Matt Smith's recent documentary "Rooney," on English football great, Wayne Rooney.