From the creators of WILD WILD COUNTRY, comes a five-part docuseries event that brings fresh eyes to tales from the wide world of sports. From tennis to boxing to basketball, these stories aren’t the ones you’ve heard before, even if you think you have. Premiering weekly, each film kicks off at a pivotal moment — the big fight, the Olympics, the playoffs — and then delves deep into what happened beyond the headlines, as told by those who lived it, to reveal the grit, resilience, heartbreak, triumph, violence, comedy and pathos beneath the sweat. Whether it’s the famous “Malice at the Palace” Pacers-Pistons brawl finally being unraveled by those who were on the inside, Olympian Caitlyn Jenner reflecting on her journey to winning gold, boxer Christy Martin in the fight of her life outside the ring, professional tennis player Mardy Fish opening up about his struggles with mental health, or a misfit band of hockey players known as the Trashers taking orders from the teenage son of an alleged mob boss, UNTOLD gets to the heart of the passion and single mindedness it takes to be a champion and the ways in which the triumphs can be undone off the field. Films are directed by Chapman Way and Maclain Way (Wild Wild Country), Floyd Russ (Zion), Laura Brownson (The Rachel Divide, Lemon) and Crystal Moselle (Betty, The Wolfpack).
UNTOLD: Caitlyn Jenner Premieres August 24, 2021
Directed by Crystal Moselle (Betty, The Wolfpack)
They say it’s a competition to crown the world’s greatest athlete. A brutal two-day contest of events that tests the running, jumping and throwing ability of its competitors. After a failed attempt in 1972, Caitlyn Jenner made it her mission to win decathlon gold in Montreal in 1976. Training every day for four straight years, she turned herself into the odds-on favorite. But for Jenner, the 1976 Olympic decathlon was more than an athletic test. It was a welcome distraction from the far more challenging inner turmoil of coming into her own identity. After setting a new world record and winning gold in Montreal, Jenner’s image became the standard for athletic excellence and propelled her into immediate American superstardom. The athletic feat she craved and celebrity image she crafted, however, also became the main deterrents from embracing her identity as she knew it. Told with an extraordinary collection of never-before-seen archival footage, including reels of newly discovered Olympic footage and home videos from the Jenner family, Jenner traces her life with new insight from winning gold to making the decision to transition to her relationship with her children—Jenner is clear-eyed about who she was and who she is.