Netflix Orders Olympic Men’s Basketball Documentary Series From Higher Ground & ‘The Last Dance’ Producers

Netflix is taking a deep dive into the game of basketball, starting all the way from the beginning.

In collaboration with the International Olympic Committee, the streamer announced a new documentary series that will follow potential medal contenders and promising hopefuls in men’s basketball as teams from across the world compete in the Olympic Games Paris 2024 and qualifying events leading up to it.

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The series will also explore how basketball became so globally competitive by looking through generations of legends who have played.

The docuseries, which is expected as six, 45-minute episodes, is still untitled. It is set to premiere in early 2025.

The team behind the Chicago Bulls documentary The Last Dance — Words & Pictures, Higher Ground Productions, and the Olympic Channel — is responsible for this upcoming series.

Jake Rogal is attached as showrunner. Executive producers are Connor Schell, Libby Geist (OJ: Made in America), Aaron Cohen and Jason Hehir of Words & Pictures; Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Vinnie Malhotra and Ethan Lewis of Higher Ground Productions.

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