Which sports docuseries will Netflix release in 2023? FIFA World Cup, Formula 1…
A behind-the-scenes docuseries on the Qatar 2022 World Cup will be among the sports-related shows on Netflix on 2023.
Netflix will continue to go in hard on sports in 2023 after the huge recent success of a number of sports-related storytelling shows (The Redeem Team, Last Chance U, The Last Dance, Neymar: The Perfect Chaos,; Untold), which had “exclusive, behind-the-scenes stories with the most popular athletes, teams, leagues and federations around the globe”, as Netflix themselves state. On Thursday, they announced that two new sports docuseries had been commissioned, one of which – as yet untitled – will focus on the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, showing behind-the-scenes footage from all 32 teams in the tournament.
The second docuseries revealed on Thursday is Six Nations (just a working title for now), which will give exclusive insight into the world’s most famous international tournament of the same name.
When will season five of Formula 1: Drive to Survive debut?
Swiftly on the back of announcing release dates for tennis series Break Point (Thursday 13 January 2023) and golf series Full Swing (Wednesday 15 February 2023), they have also revealed that the fifth season of the hugely popular Formula 1: Drive to Survive will debut on Friday 24 February 2023.
Later in the year, Heart of Invictus, following competitors in the Invictus Games and an untitled behind-the-scenes docuseries related to the 2022 Tour de France (cycling) will also premiere, although no dates have been specified as yet.
Which sports docuseries will Netflix show in 2023?
Here’s the full list of upcoming sports-related docuseries on Netflix:
Break Point : January 13, 2023)
Break Point follows the trials and tribulations of and “gets up close and personal with” a diverse group of tennis players through a whole year, on both the ATP and WTA tours and in Grand Slams. “From physical injuries and emotional heartbreak, to triumphant victories, to personal moments off the court, viewers will get a behind the scenes look at the pressure-tested lives of these pro tennis players.”
Full Swing: February 15, 2023
Similarly, Full Swing follows PGA Tour players – including the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Scottie Scheffler, Brooks Koepka and Ian Poulter – across a full season, both on and off the course. There will also be exclusive behind-the-scenes access to all four major championships.
Formula 1: Drive to Survive Season 5: February 24, 2023
You may be familiar with this docuseries by now, so you’ll know what to expect. If not, it will once more take you behind the scenes and into the world of Formula 1 racing “to witness first-hand how the drivers and teams prepare to battle it out for the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.”
Heart of Invictus: summer 2023
This one follows a group of competitors as they prepare for the Invictus Games. All of those who feature are service members who have suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses at some point in their lives.
Untitled FIFA World Cup docuseries: summer 2023
On the back of Captains, which followed Luka Modric, Thiago Silva and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang amongst others as they looked to ensure their team qualified for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, Netflix partnered up with FIFA+ to film behind-the-scenes, never-seen-before footage from all 32 teams at the tournament in the Middle East, considered by some to be one of the best in recent memory.
Untitled Tour de France docuseries: 2023
The Tour de France is a gruelling, three-week cycle race across France and this docuseries follows the progress and rollercoaster of emotions of eight of the 22 teams who participated in the 2022 edition.
Six Nations (working title): 2024)
You probably know the score by now…only this time, it’s rugby. This one hasn’t been filmed yet, as the focus of the docuseries will be 2023 edition of the Guinness Six Nations Championship, competed for by England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France and Italy. It is expected to be available to watch in 2024.