A Vince McMahon docuseries is in the works at Netflix.
It was announced on today’s WWE third quarter earnings call that WWE and Netflix have reached a “groundbreaking deal” to produce a multi-part documentary on the life of Vince McMahon. It was said that this will be one of the highest budgeted documentaries in Netflix history.
Further details on when the documentary will be premiering weren’t revealed.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons will be an executive producer on the documentary. Chris Smith, who directed Netflix’s Fyre Festival documentary, will direct the McMahon documentary. Smith and WWE Studios will also be producers.
Simmons is a lifelong professional wrestling fan who was key in getting HBO’s Andre the Giant documentary made. HBO Sports partnered with WWE for that documentary and Simmons was a producer on the project.
The announcement of the McMahon documentary was made by Nick Khan on today’s earnings call. Khan, who was formerly co-head of television at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), was named president and chief revenue officer of WWE this August.