The as-yet-untitled series, currently filming, is just the start of a new first-look deal for Williams to create scripted and unscripted projects for the studio.
“I’m very excited to be partnering with Amazon Studios – they are developing some of the most inspiring and important content for a global audience,” Williams said. “I have a lot of stories I’m eager to tell, including a continuation of my own, and I look forward to sharing those with the world.”
“Serena has transformed her sport and become one of the most inspiring athletes, entrepreneurs and women of her generation, admired not only for her unmatched prowess on the court but for her dedication to advocacy as well,” added Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “We’re incredibly excited to share her journey in this new series, and to work with her to create new original content for our Prime Video customers worldwide.”
Yet this isn’t Williams’ first docuseries about herself. She had a five-part HBO docuseries in 2018, Being Serena, which likewise delved into her personal and professional life.
The series is executive produced by Williams, Patrick Mouratoglou, Stuart Cabb and Tony Pastor.