Tennis superstar Serena Williams has announced the launch of a new series In the Arena: Serena Williams on ESPN.
The multi-part series chronicles Williams as she gives a revealing account of her iconic career featuring firsthand perspectives with the people who’ve impacted her life.
“Her career comes full circle as she welcomes a new generation of challengers—each inspired by Serena and hungry to follow in her footsteps, and of course, take her down. Spanning the life and legend of the greatest player of all time, we’ll track Serena’s personal and generational journey from phenom to icon—re-examining decisive matches, formative moments, heartbreak, and glory along the way,” the news release read.
Regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all time, Williams has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles which is the most by any player in the Open Era, and the second-most of all time. She remains the only player to accomplish a Career Golden Slam in both singles and doubles.
In August 2022, Williams announced her "evolution" away from professional tennis after playing her last match at the 2022 U.S. Open.
Gotham Chopra is set to direct the series. iIt will beco-produced by ESPN, Religion of Sports, Tom Brady’s 199 Productions, and Williams' and Caroline Currier’s Nine Two Six Productions.
No date has been given for the release of the series.