Netflix renews docuseries Break Point for another season
Netflix has announced the renewal of professional tennis docuseries Break Point for another season.
The show will enjoy a sophomore season alongside Netflix’s other new sports chronicle ‘Full Swing’ which tracks the PGA Tour.
Netflix dropped the first season of Break point on January 13 while Full Swing started streaming from about a month later.
According to reports, filming on the next season of Break Point has already begun.
Both shows closely follow the format of the groundbreaking Drive to Survive docuseries which tracks Formula 1.
Netflix have been keen on expanding their sports offering and have also commisioned a series that will cover the Six Nations internationa rugby tournament.
The producers of Break Point are expected to have plenty of time to focus on the likes of Nick Kyrgios, Taylor Fritz and Ons Jabeur who appeared in the first season.
Break Point is produced by Paul Martin and James Gay-Rees and Box to Box Films.
The second half of the first season of Break point is set to become available on the popular streaming platform in July.
Netflix are hoping they can attract both existing tennis supporters and new fans.
“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, VP, Unscripted and Documentary Series, 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.”
One of the stars of the series proved to be Taylor Fritz, with the American delighted to be able to pulle back the curtain and show what it takes to cut it in the pro tours.
“I’ve given my whole life to the sport,” he said.
“Parties, high school, none of that… college, didn’t happen. I definitely traded a normal life. I knew what I wanted, I knew I wanted to be a professional athlete.
“I’ve had so many days where you just question why you’re even doing it. That’s how hard you need to be pushing yourself all the time. You need to be working so hard that it’s not fun.
“It’s not easy. You play a sport where every single week, everyone loses but one person,” he said. “You’ve got to get used to losing.
“But I love what we do and it’s definitely worth all the sacrifice to be where I am right now.”
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