‘Shaun White: The Last Run’ Docuseries Debuts July 6 on Max

The Max Original four-part docuseries “Shaun White: The Last Run” will debut on the streaming service Thursday, July 6.

Directed by Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau, the MSM production uses unprecedented access and never-before-seen personal archival footage to reveal a portrait of three-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, one of the greatest athletes in two separate sports, snowboarding and skateboarding. It is a story that includes childhood struggles with a congenital heart condition, the development of his unbeatable talent, sacrifices made by his unconventional but remarkably supportive parents, the move into pro-snowboarding at a young age, and of course, his exploits at the Olympics, where he holds the record for most gold medals by a snowboarder.

Episode Descriptions:

  • Episode 1: Becoming Shaun — As Shaun gears up to qualify for his fifth Olympics, he recalls his childhood in San Diego with his remarkably supportive family. Never-before-seen footage shows how the White family’s love for and dedication to snowboarding shaped Shaun as he grew into an Olympic phenomenon.
  • Episode 2: He Made It Big — After a decade of dominance, Shaun learns that winning doesn’t equal happiness and looks for motivation to keep competing. In present day, as Shaun struggles to make the U.S. Olympic team for the fifth time, he comes to grips with his age and announces that the 2022 Beijing Olympics will be his last run.
  • Episode 3: Does He Still Have It? — After a disappointing performance at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Shaun is energized to compete again in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, but injuries and personal issues take their toll. Meanwhile in the present season, Shaun must fight harder than ever to secure a spot in the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
  • Episode 4: The G.O.A.T. — Against all odds and after the worst injury of his career in 2018, Shaun proves that nothing is impossible and solidifies his G.O.A.T. status. Meanwhile in 2022, he completes his last Olympic run and grapples with passing the torch to the next generation.

 

 

Apple TV+ to Debut Sports Doc Series ‘Greatness Code’ July 10

Apple TV+ July 10 will exclusively debut globally the documentary series “Greatness Code,” featuring such top athletes as LeBron James and Tom Brady.

The short-form unscripted series spotlights untold stories from the top athletes in the world. The first season includes seven episodes, each examining a pivotal moment that defined an athlete’s career. Athletes profiled in season one include:

  • four-time NBA MVP, three-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist LeBron James;
  • six-time Super Bowl champion and four-time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady;
  • Olympic gold medalist and co-captain of the US Women’s National Soccer Team Alex Morgan;
  • record-holding Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White;
  • world’s fastest man and eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt;
  • five-time Olympic gold medalist and 15-time world champion swimmer Katie Ledecky; and
  • 11-time world champion surfer Kelly Slater.

 

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“Greatness Code” is a co-production between sports content platforms Religion of Sports, which is co-founded by Gotham Chopra, Tom Brady and NFL Hall of Famer Michael Strahan, and Uninterrupted, founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter.

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The series is directed by Chopra, who also executive produces through Religion of Sports, and executive produced by Maverick Carter via Uninterrupted. Ameeth Sankaran also serves as executive producer through Religion of Sports, and Devin Johnson executive produces via Uninterrupted.