Just weeks after the shows premiered, Netflix has renewed season 2 for the golf documentary series “Full Swing” and the tennis documentary series “Break Point,” the streamer announced Tuesday.
“These shows quickly appealed to core fans of golf and tennis, as well as attracting brand new fans from all over the world,” said Brandon Riegg, vice president of unscripted and documentary series for Netflix. “Like so much of our growing sports slate, the compelling characters, competitive stakes and vibrant storytelling reveal sides of the game never seen before, and we’re excited to follow the unpredictable twists and turns of the coming year.”
“Full Swing” premiered on February 15 and was an instant hit for Netflix. Featuring the biggest names in golf including Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka, the first two episodes debuted in the top 10 of the streaming charts, part of a larger trend of success in streaming sports programming.
“Full Swing” is executive produced by Vox Media Studios’ Chad Mumm and Mark W. Olsen; and Paul Martin, James Gay-Rees and Warren Smith of Box to Box Films. The show, according to Netflix, “follows a diverse group of professional golfers on and off the course through a brutal season of competition. The golfers undergo a high-stakes program week in and week out, including exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the PGA TOUR. The documentary gives fans the chance to get to know the players through their wins and losses and see what it takes to compete – and succeed – at the highest level in professional men’s golf.”
“Break Point” will be released in two parts, the first of which premiered on Netflix on January 13. The second part – episodes 6-10 – will premiere in June.
Executive produced by Martin and Gay-Rees of Box to Box Films, the show follows a select group of top tennis players on and off the court as they compete in the biggest and most grueling events in tennis with hopes of becoming champions and even champions. bigger dreams to become number one in the world. While some of the greatest tennis players have ever seen reach the twilight of their careers, there is room for a new generation of players to claim the spotlight. Breakpoint gets up close and personal with these top players on the tennis circuit by traveling the world for a year for all four Grand Slams and the ATP and WTA tours. From physical injuries and emotional heartbreak, to triumphant victories, to personal moments off the court, viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at the busy lives of these professional tennis players.”