Stephanie Gilmore on Apple TV+’s “Make or Break.” Courtesy of Apple TV+
“Make or Break,” the new seven-part documentary series provides behind-the-scenes access to the world’s best surfers as they battle for the world title on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT).
The Apple TV series will premiere globally on Friday, April 29, and has received an early renewal for a second season, with production underway during the current competition season.
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“Make or Break” takes a deep dive into the aspirations, challenges, accomplishments, and personal lives of the surfers competing to stay in the 2021 elite men’s and women’s WSL Championship Tour (CT), and brings viewers on a journey to stunning surf spots around the world.
The documentary follows the 2021 competition, sailing as the league responds to the global pandemic, while exploring the dynamic culture of surfing along with current issues such as diversity, mental health and the physical impact of the sport.
Each episode of the series’ seven-part first season spotlights internationally renowned surfers and features never-before-seen interviews with:
• Kelly Slater, the 11-time world champion and 56-time career win-winner
• Seven-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore
• Three times world champion, Gabriel Medina
• Two-time world champion, Tyler Wright
• 2019 world champion and Olympic gold medalist Italo Ferreira
• Tatiana Weston-Webb, 2021 Olympian
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Other notable surfers featured on “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 association with WSL. Executive producers are Oscar and BAFTA winner James Gay-Rees (“Exit Through the Gift Shop,” “Amy”), BAFTA nominee Paul Martin (“Formula 1: Drive to Survive”) and WSL CEO Erik Logan and Ryan Holcomb.
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“Make or Break”, series that follows the best surfers, comes to Apple TV