In 2023, sports documentaries have seasoned a surge in recognition, as athletes turn into additional open to sharing their private lives. This year has observed the release of new shows focused on many sports such as tennis, golf, cycling, and the NFL. This accomplishment can be largely attributed to the immense recognition of the Formula 1 documentary series, “Drive To Survive.”
Nonetheless, regardless of the escalating demand for behind-the-scenes content material, some athletes are becoming significantly less welcoming to the cameras. This is evident in the upcoming Ryder Cup, exactly where Netflix will not have complete access to Group USA for the filming of Season two of their show, “Full Swing.” USA captain Zach Johnson revealed that the 12 golfers collectively decided not to enable Netflix into their group rooms.
Nonetheless, Netflix remains undeterred. Even though Season 1 of “Full Swing” did not involve footage from the President’s Cup in Charlotte, North Carolina, the streaming giant’s presence will nevertheless be felt at the Ryder Cup, albeit with restricted access. Though the cast members for Season two have not been announced, it has been confirmed that Netflix cameras followed and filmed Rory McIlroy, who was featured in Season 1, throughout the Tour Championship in Atlanta final month.
On a separate note, Netflix’s “Quarterback” series, which featured Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Kirk Cousins, and Marcus Mariota in its debut season, is facing issues in locating prepared participants for its second season. Peyton Manning, an executive producer for the show, speculated that some players may perhaps view it as a distraction. Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford revealed that he had discussions with Netflix but was unsure if there would be a second season. Furthermore, throughout coaching camps, notable stars like Jalen Hurts and Josh Allen declined invites to participate in the show.