Surfing Docuseries 'Make or Break' Receives First-Look and Early Second Season Renewal

6 Apr

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Apple has revealed a first look at 'Make or Break', the new seven-part documentary series that delivers behind-the-scenes access to the world’s best surfers as they battle for the world title at the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour. Apple also announced today that the soon-to-premiere series, set to debut on TV+ globally on Friday, April 29, has received an early season two renewal. Production on the second season is currently underway during competition season.

'Make or Break' offers an intimate deep dive into the aspirations, challenges, accomplishments, and personal lives of the surfers who compete to remain on the elite 2021 Men's and Women's WSL Championship Tour, and takes viewers on a journey to stunning surfing locations across the globe. The series follows the 2021 competition, navigating as the league responds to the global pandemic, while exploring the dynamic surfing culture along with timely issues, including diversity, mental health and the physical impact of the sport.

Each episode in the seven-part first season of the series spotlights internationally recognized surfers, and features never-before-seen interviews with:

  • 11-time world champion and 56-time career victory winner Kelly Slater
  • Seven-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore
  • Three-time world champion Gabriel Medina
  • Two-time world champion Tyler Wright
  • 2019 World Champion and Olympic gold medalist Italo Ferreira
  • 2021 Olympian Tatiana Weston-Webb

Additional notable surfers featured in "Make or Break” include Morgan Cibilic, Johanne Defay, Leonardo Fioravanti, Jeremy Flores, John John Florence, Filipe Toledo, Kanoa Igarashi, Matt McGillivray, Isabella Nichols and Jack Robinson.

The docuseries is produced for Apple by Box to Box Films, in partnership with the WSL. Executive producers are Oscar and BAFTA winner James Gay-Rees ('Exit Through the Gift Shop'), BAFTA nominee Paul Martin ('Formula 1: Drive to Survive'), and WSL CEO Erik Logan and Ryan Holcomb.

Seven-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore in 'Make or Break'

The series joins Apple's expanding catalogue of sports content on TV+, which includes upcoming titles such as MLB Friday Night Baseball, 'They Call Me Magic', the New England Patriots docuseries 'The Dynasty' and the recently announced Lewis Hamilton documentary feature.

Fun Fact: The WSL runs the only professional world surfing circuit in the world and was formerly known as the Association of Surfing Pros (ASP) before changing its name to the World Surf League in 2015.

James Lees
James has been a fan of Apple for as long as he can remember. He is a film & TV obsessive and has also written for several publications such as BBC Good Food Magazine. He lives in Glasgow, Scotland and can usually be found drinking copious amounts of coffee, watching Apple TV+ and talking about it with anyone who will listen.