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Three-part Naomi Osaka documentary series produced by Lebron James to premiere on Netflix

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    Netflix’s upcoming documentary series about Naomi Osaka gives viewers a look into her private life, the challenges she faced and what it’s like to be one of the world’s best tennis players. 

    Watchlist: Titled Naomi Osaka,” the three-part series follows Osaka “during a historic two years in which she works on her game but also begins to find her voice,” according to Deadline.

    • The docuseries, a Film 45 production in association with Uninterrupted, will premiere on July 16 and each episode will be 40 minutes.
    • In it, we will learn about how she mourned the loss of her mentor Kobe Bryant, her chaotic training and travel schedule, how she spends her time off the court and will trek “the globe with Osaka to further explore her Haitian roots as well as examine her deep connection to Japan.”  
    •  “I feel like the platform that I have right now is something that I used to take for granted, and for me I feel like I should be using it for something. I believe, instead of following, you have to make your own path,” Osaka said. 

    Who’s involved: “Naomi Osaka ” is directed by Academy Award Nominee Garrett Bradley and produced by Lebron James, reported High Snobiety

    • Other executive producers include Maverick Carter, Devin Johnson, Jamal Henderson, Philip Byron, Matthew Goldberg, Brandon Carroll, Ryan Schiavo and Bradley, according to a press release. 
    • The Netflix documentary series will be produced by Lauren Cioffi, Katy Murakami and Sally Rosen. Sky Dickinson and Matthew Rissmiller are co-executive producers. 
    • “The series is about Naomi’s journey, within a snapshot of her life, but it’s also about life’s purpose, about personal worth, about the courage that it takes to allow one’s personal values to inform their work and vice versa. More than anything, I’d hope people can feel the power of empathy and to feel encouraged to take chances in life, perhaps especially in moments where the stakes can feel impossibly high,” Bradley said. 

    Featured Image via Netflix

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