Apple Announce the Return of Emmy-Award Winning Sports Docuseries 'The Greatness Code'

8 Apr

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Apple TV+ have announced the sophomore season of Emmy Award-winning short-form sports documentary series ‘The Greatness Code’, with all six episodes set to make their global streaming debut on Friday, May 13.

‘The Greatness Code’ returns after a two-year hiatus, bringing back a unique hybrid of stylised live action and visual effects to tell the stories of iconic sports legends as they describe the moments when they touched greatness.

Joining the season one profiles of LeBron James, Tom Brady, Alex Morgan, Usain Bolt, Shaun White, Katie Ledecky and Kelly Slater are six brand-new profiles for season two. Directed by Gotham Chopra, they include:

  • Marcus Rashford: English professional footballer and children’s campaigner
  • Russell Wilson: Super Bowl champion NFL quarterback who has played in nine Pro Bowls
  • Leticia Bufoni: Six-time X Games gold medalist and professional street skateboarder
  • Scout Bassett: Parapan American track and field champion
  • Bubba Wallace: First African-American driver to win a race in NASCAR’s premier series since 1963
  • Lindsey Vonn: Four-time World Cup champion alpine ski racer, Olympic gold medal winner, author and entrepreneur (Pictured)

‘The Greatness Code’ is produced for Apple by Religion Sports and UNINTERURUPED and is executive produced by Gotham Chopra, Ameeth Sankaran, Gisela Parets, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson, Devin Johnson and Philip Byron, and co-executive produced by Matt Rissmiller.

Fun Fact: 'Ted Lasso' star Jason Sudeikis showed solidarity with Marcus Rashford and England teammates Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka at the premiere of the comedy’s second season by wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with their second-names following targeted online harassment from trolls after England’s painful penalty shootout defeat to Italy in the Euro 2020 final.

Sigmund Judge
Sigmund is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of ScreenTimes where he began his Apple TV coverage in 2016. With an unwavering passion for Apple, storytelling and storytellers alike, he writes about Apple TV with a focus on the arts, development, tvOS, home theatre and accessibility. Sigmund also co-host’s Magic Rays of Light, a weekly podcast exploring the world of Apple TV and the many talents bringing our screens to life.