Netflix has confirmed it will be renewing both the ‘Break Point’ and ‘Full Swing’ sports documentary series for second seasons.
- PGA Tour-based golf series landed on Netflix’s weekly global top ten English TV list after its 15th February debut
- Part two of the Break Point tennis series will launch in June of this year after part one’s 13th January premiere
- Production is now underway, with filming of the 2023 seasons that will feature in both shows’ respective second series
- Box to Box Films producers Paul Martin and James Gay-Rees, who have also worked on Formula One’s Drive to Survive, will continue their involvement in the two docuseries
Break Point, which has buy-in from all four tennis Grand Slams, as well as the ATP Tour and WTA Tours, was launched to raise the profile of the game’s less high-profile players, while Full Swing has similar goals for the PGA Tour. Viewership figures have not been disclosed for either series, but Netflix’s decision to extend both shows indicates that the streaming service is confident they can help it retain subscribers after seeing growth stall last year.
“These shows quickly appealed to core fans of golf and tennis, and also recruited brand new fans from all around the world,” said Brandon Riegg, vice president of unscripted and documentary series at Netflix.
“Like so much of our growing sports slate, the compelling characters, competitive stakes, and vibrant storytelling reveal sides of the game you’ve never seen before, and we’re excited to follow the unpredictable turns of the year ahead.”
Netflix is set to launch a new Tour de France docuseries this spring, and is working on documentary productions for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, rugby union’s Six Nations and LaLiga. Also in the works is ‘Quarterback’, a series following a number of National Football League (NFL) stars at the position, including two-time Super Bowl champion Patrick Mahomes.