Netflix to Bow America’s Cup Doco

A documentary about the historic 1983 America’s Cup upset will stream next month on Netflix as part of the second season of Untold.

Race of the Century is billed as “a classic underdog story” about the scrappy group of Australians who dethroned the New York Yacht Club and broke the longest winning streak in history: 132 years.

It includes interviews with key members of the 1983 U.S. and Australian crews and will launch S2 of Untold on on September 6.

Reads the blurb:

The critically-acclaimed series returns with Untold Volume 2, a four-week docu-series event that once again brings fresh eyes to epic tales from the wide world of sports.

From football to basketball and streetball to sailing, these stories aren’t the ones you’ve heard before, even if you think you have.

Premiering weekly, each film kicks off at a pivotal moment and then delves deep into what happened beyond the headlines, as told by those who lived it, to reveal the grit, resilience, heartbreak, triumph, violence, comedy and pathos beneath the sweat.

Whether it’s the unknown tale of football star Manti Te’o’s online connection, the ref behind the NBA gambling scandal, the rags-to-riches tale of a scrappy company transforming streetball into a phenomenon, or the astonishing Australian upset of the U.S. in the America’s Cup, Untold gets to the heart of the passion and single mindedness it takes to be a champion and the ways in which the triumphs can be undone off the field.

Films are directed by Chapman Way, Maclain Way, Ryan Duffy, Tony Vainuku, Kevin Wilson Jr., and David Terry Fine.

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