Netflix 'Bad Sport': Release date, spoilers and all about documentary series

Netflix's 'Bad Sport' unravels the truth behind six of the most unbelievable controversies from the world of sports that shook the world


                            Netflix 'Bad Sport': Release date, spoilers and all about documentary series
Official poster of 'Bad Sport' (Netflix)

Netflix has an abundance of documentaries related to real-life crimes and influential sportspersons. However, the streaming giant is going to turn the tables this time around by coming out with documentary series about sportspersons who disgraced the sporting fraternity with their crimes.

Titled ‘Bad Sport’, the upcoming series unravels the truth behind six unbelievable stories that took the world of sports by storm. In this documentary, we will see a lot of athletes, police officials and coaches sitting down and talking about the controversies that changed everything.

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The upcoming documentary will be another addition to the streaming platform’s vast catalog, which includes projects such as ‘Last Chance U’, ‘Athlete A’ and ‘Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez’. The aforementioned documentaries also revealed a lot of things that athletes go through during their playing days. Fans would be hoping to get some really good insights from ‘Bad Sport’ as well.

So, here’s everything we know about the upcoming documentary series.

South African cricketer Hansie Cronje was banned for life from cricket due to a match-fixing scandal. Cronje confessed to fixing matches by taking large sums of money (ANNA ZIEMINSKI/Getty Images)

Release date and how to watch

The documentary series will be premiering exclusively on Netflix on October 6, 2021. According to the Netflix press site, ‘Bad Sport’ will be available for streaming at 3:01 am EST. Viewers can subscribe to Netflix by downloading the app from Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. The streaming platform is also available on various other devices such as Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs, PlayStation, and Xbox.

Plot

"Bad Sport looks at six unbelievable stories at the intersection of sports and crime, as told by the athletes, coaches, and law enforcement officials at the center of the controversies. Episodes include the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic figure skating scandal; superstar Indycar driver Randy Lanier’s marijuana-smuggling operation; the Arizona State University basketball point-shaving scheme; the horse hitman at the center of an insurance fraud ring; Calciopoli, the biggest match-fixing scandal in Italian football history; and South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje’s tragic fall from grace." 

Cast

The cast of ‘Bad Sport’ hasn’t been revealed as of yet, but we know that it will include athletes, coaches, and law enforcement officials who were associated with these cases.

Creators

The series consists of six different stories, so it is natural that Netflix has tapped six different filmmakers to direct these mind-boggling stories. Miles Blaydon-Ryall, Georgina Cammalleri, James House, Lizzie Kempton, Alex Kiehl, and Luke Sewell will helm the project.

Filmmaker and producer Georgina Cammalleri (Greatcoat Films)

Meanwhile, Tim Wardle and Adam Hawkins will be serving as executive producers on the documentary series.

Trailer

Netflix hasn’t released any footage as of yet. As soon as the trailer is released, we will update the story.

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