The three-part documentary series follows Naomi Osaka as she explores her cultural roots and navigates her multifaceted identity as a tennis champ and rising leader.
It also follows Osaka during a historic two years in which she works on her game, defending her grand slam titles — while wearing masks in defense of Black lives — mourning the unexpected loss of mentor Kobe Bryant, or finding her independence.
Osaka will also take viewers on a ride as she further explores her Haitian roots as well as her connection to Japan, the country for which she plays.
“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,” said Bradley in a statement accompanying the trailer. “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.”
The docuseries is Directed by Garett Bradley.
Netflix is set to debut all three episodes of “Naomi Osaka” on Friday, 16 July 2021.
In the meantime, enjoy the trailer below: