Megan Rapinoe & Sue Bird To EP Untitled Docuseries About Lives Of Female Pro Athletes From Bunim/Murray, TOGETHXR

EXCLUSIVE: More people are watching women’s sports than ever before, and Bunim/Murray Productions is betting that interest extends beyond the court or field.

The production company behind shows like Vanderpump Villa is collaborating with Sue Bird’s media company TOGETHXR to develop an untitled docuseries that takes viewers behind-the-scenes and into the lives of the top female athletes in the United States.

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The docuseries, executive produced by Bird and Megan Rapinoe, will follow athletes from the WNBA, NWSL, PWHL and more, along with their families, wives, girlfriends, partners and even their situationships.

The two companies plan to shop the docuseries to potential buyers soon.

The series promises to spotlight these athletes “as they navigate the complexities of pro-sports and their relationships off the field. With a focus on the unique dynamics within these leagues, such as relationships between teammates or rivals, the show explores the challenges and triumphs of wins, losses and love as a world class athlete.”

“We believe in the power of sport to tell stories that transcend the game. This series is an opportunity to showcase the incredible journeys of these phenomenal athletes, on and off the field,” Bird and Rapinoe said in a joint statement. “As athletes and partners who share a bond through our love of sports, we’re thrilled to team up with Bunim-Murray and TOGETHXR to bring these stories to life and give fans a deeper look at the lives of the athletes who inspire us all.”

Bunim/Murray’s Steve Ezell (SVP, Current Programming) and Michael Driscoll (VP, Development) are leading development efforts for the studio, along with Jess Robertson (Co-Founder, CCO) and Tina Tozzi (Head of Development) at TOGETHXR.

“We couldn’t be more excited and at the same time honored to be teaming with superstars Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe, as well as the talented team at TOGETHXR,” Bunim/Murray’s Ezell and Driscoll said in a statement. “This series will take audiences where they have never gone before, behind the scenes with elite professional female athletes and inside their relationships with loved ones, friends and other top sports stars.”

TOGETHXR is a media and commerce company founded by Bird, as well as Alex Morgan, Chloe Kim, and Simone Manuel. The company is known for Surf Girls Hawai’i on Prime Video and The Syd and TP Show on Fubo TV. Its documentary Power of the Dream will hit Prime Video in June.

Bunim/Murray produces unscripted series including Vandperpump Villa (Hulu), The Family Stallone (Paramount+), The Life and Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson (Lifetime) and The Challenge for MTV, CBS and Paramount+.

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