Team Novak Gives a Behind the Scenes Look at Life On and Off the Court
Amazon Studios announced it has given the green light to the documentary series Novak. The title to the show is still a working title, and may change over time.
Novak is set to follow the highs and lows of the 2017 tennis season for the internationally number one ranked tennis player, Novak Djokovic.
Amazon Prime Video will have exclusive rights over this documentary-based series.
Alberto Scarpetta, filmmaker, has brought his idea to life with the production taking place within Amazon Studios. Conrad Riggs, Head of Unscripted, Amazon Originals shares his insight on the upcoming project.
“There are not enough superlatives to describe Novak Djokovic, one of the most accomplished, multi-dimensional, exciting and captivating athletes on the planet,” said – Conrad Riggs, Amazon Originals.
In addition, Novak Djokovic shares his point of view on work ethic.
“Passion, perseverance, commitment and self-awareness are key elements of a champion, but these are impossible to maintain without strong support around you. I am fortunate to have the support of both a caring family and a strong team working with me.” – Novak Djokovic.
Amazon Prime Video have provided information on some of the producers for Novak:
Novak is slated to be co-produced by The WorkShop (The Haney Project, The Vince Papale Story) and Film 45 (On Freddie Roach, Live to Tell) founded by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor and the upcoming Deepwater Horizonand Patriots Day) who will serve as an executive producer. Djokovic and Scarpetta are slated to executive produce along with The WorkShop’s Tom Farrell and Todd Donnelly, Film 45’s Matthew Goldberg and Brandon Carroll, and The Alternative Co.’s John Ferriter. John Henion (Fearless, Chef’s Table, Road to the Show) is lined up to serve as Co-Executive Producer and Showrunner. Former professional tennis player Boris Kodjoe and former UCLA All American and NCAA Champion Philipp Gruendler are slated as Co-Executive Producer and Consulting Producer, respectively.