During WWE’s Quarterly Earnings Call – the third of 2020 – WWE announced that a multi-part documentary series about Vince McMahon is coming to Netflix.
While details are currently scarce, it’s known that Chris Smith will be directing the series. Smith was the director of the hit documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened – which detailed the now-infamous Fyre Festival. That particular documentary was critically acclaimed, and Netflix reported that 20 million households had watched the film during its first month of release in April 2019.
WWE will be working with Netflix on a Vince McMahon documentary — one of the highest budgeted of all time. Bill Simmons and the Director of Fyre Fest are involved. This is huge.
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) October 29, 2020
For several years, a documentary and motion pictures about Vince McMahon and WWE have been long-rumoured, but never quite come to fruition. The news from the Quarterly Earnings Call comes from both Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful and Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com.
At this point in time, there is no scheduled release date for the documentary. There’s also no word as to how many episodes there will be in the series, nor who will be cast in any of the roles. It is, however, suggested that the documentary will be “one of the highest budgeted of all time” – according to Sean Ross Sapp.
We’ll keep you updated with more information on the series as and when it’s available.