Netflix Lines Up Docuseries on World Cup, Six Nations Rugby Tournament


Netflix is bolstering its sports slate with the greenlight of two new docuseries, one focused on the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and the other on the Six Nations Rugby Tournament.

An as-yet-untitled series on the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will feature exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage of all 32 teams from the tournament. Six Nations, meanwhile, will provide an exclusive, inside look at the international rugby tournament.

“This eclectic group of new and returning series reinforces that we are committed to delivering the best sports stories to our fans,” said Brandon Riegg, VP of unscripted and documentary series at Netflix. “By going behind the scenes of the world’s biggest sporting events with unprecedented access, we have a unique opportunity to share the triumphs, tribulations and drama of these iconic moments with our hundreds of millions of global members.”

Netflix also announced a February 24 premiere for season five of the hit series Formula 1: Drive to Survive, along with a first look at the new season.

The tennis series Break Point debuts on January 13, followed by the golf series Full Swing on February 15. Later in 2023, Netflix will debut a behind-the-scenes docuseries from the 2022 Tour de France and Heart of Invictus, following competitors in The Invictus Games.