Netflix is set to release a new installment of the successful documentary series dedicated to the world of sports, Untold.
This critically and commercially acclaimed series offers a new and different perspective to legendary and epic stories related to sports.
The anecdotes told range from soccer to tennis, field hockey to boxing, and in case you have already heard about them, I assure you they will surprise you just the same and in a way you never expected.
Each chapter starts with a pivotal moment and delves into the events beyond what was written in the newspapers or said on TV. Everything is told by those who lived through it, to bring out the grit, resilience, heartbreak, triumph, violence, comedy and pathos that lurked beneath the sweat.
To round out the series, Netflix recently released the official trailer for the next installment of the series titled Untold: The Rise and Fall of AND1 and chronicles precisely the rise and fall of a brand – AND1 to be exact – that, thanks to the founders’ philosophy, aesthetics, and innovative approach turned the billion-dollar sports apparel and basketball shoe industry upside down.
The documentary tells the story of how a collaborative project between three classmates at Wharton School University in Pennsylvania, who had a dream of raising awareness of the game they loved (basketball) through streetball, turned into something totally unexpected.
Based on the famous AND1 Mixtape videos (a series of videos uploaded to AND1’s YouTube channel showing basketball played in playgrounds at a very high level, and from an aesthetic point of view very close to the skate videos of Supreme or Trasher) and the related AND1 Mixrtape Tour, the documentary is filled with interviews with real streetball legends such as “The Professor,” “Hot Sauce,” “The Main Event,” “Shane the Dribbling Machine,” and Rafer “Skip 2 My Lou” Alston.
Directed by Oscar-nominated director Kevin Wilson Jr, this docu explains how AND1 exploded and suffered a devastating slump despite its success.
Below you can see the trailer for Untold: The Rise and Fall of AND1 which will be available on Netflix starting August 23.