AP Leisure Author
LOS ANGELES — Caitlyn Jenner’s reflections about profitable an Olympic gold medal, boxer Christy Martin’s combat for her life exterior the ring and the notorious “Malice on the Palace” brawl are a number of the most controversial sports activities moments highlighted in a brand new Netflix docuseries airing subsequent month.
The streaming large introduced Tuesday that the collection “UNTOLD” will premiere Aug. 10. The five-part docuseries will air weekly with every 80-minute movie beginning off at a pivotal sports activities second earlier than diving deep into the story past the headlines.
“Sports activities is a good unifier in our nation,” stated administrators and co-executive producers Chapman Method and Maclain Method in a press release. “It crosses politics. It permeates tradition. We’ve tried to separate it as its personal trade, however similar to artwork and movie, it’s so pervasive it generates a large dialogue amongst folks.”
The primary movie focuses on the 2004 melee between the Indiana Pacers and a few Detroit Pistons followers when Ron Artest (now named Metta Sandiford-Artest) charged into the stands after a fan threw a drink on him throughout a nationally televised recreation on the Palace of Auburn Hills. With never-before-seen footage, the gamers concerned within the brawl clarify their roles in one of many NBA’s darkest moments in league historical past.
Jenner received the Olympic decathlon in 1976, however her hardest journey was coming into her personal identification. Jenner traces her life with new perception from profitable gold, the choice behind transitioning into changing into a transgender lady and her relationship along with her youngsters.
Often known as “The Coal Miner’s Daughter,” Martin skilled a meteoric excessive as a trailblazing feminine boxer however she quickly fell from grace into the lows of substance abuse, home violence and a brutal assault by her husband/coach. Her movie reveals how she has battled again together with extra interviews from Mike Tyson, Laila Ali and her ex-husband, Jim Martin, who was convicted of tried homicide and is talking publicly for the primary time since his imprisonment.