Today, Facebook and Religion of Sports announced “Simone vs Herself,” the Facebook Watch Original docuseries, will premiere next Tuesday, June 15. The producers also dropped a new series trailer (which can be found below)!
A series trailer is available here (an embed code is below my signature): https://www.facebook.com/vsonwatch/videos/4331538933558235
The seven-episode series offers a unique look into the life of superstar gymnast Simone Biles. Produced by Religion of Sports and directed by Gotham Chopra, the docuseries will air exclusively on Facebook Watch. New episodes will air on Tuesdays. The first five episodes will run in the lead-up to this summer’s Games, with the final two episodes airing later this summer.
“Simone vs Herself” will follow the journey of one of the greatest athletes of all time as she seeks to further challenge herself and what is possible as a gymnast. A 19-time World Champion and four-time Olympic gold medalist, Simone has already reached the mountaintop. But as the series will reveal, there are peaks left to scale while balancing adversity – from adjusting to a postponed Olympics to conquering the challenges that come with success and the weight of enormous expectations. While the sport of gymnastics is filled with talented athletes, and competing on the world stage is a unique accomplishment in and of itself, this is the journey of Simone in pursuit of being the very best she can be.
The Versus series from Facebook explores the personal motivations that drive some of the world’s most accomplished athletes. Previous installments include “Tom vs Time,” which won a 2019 Sports Emmy for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary and chronicled Tom Brady’s quest to outlast Father Time as 40-year-old championship-caliber quarterback; and “Stephen vs The Game,” released in 2019, which delivered a unique look into the life of Stephen Curry, a transcendent athlete who has reinvented the way basketball is played.
“My gymnastics career has been filled with a lot of ups and downs despite what a lot of people may think, and, in a lot of ways, my career has felt like I’ve been trying to prove myself to others. My mom has always encouraged me to be the ‘best Simone I can be’ and I now have a true appreciation for what that really means, which is one of the big reasons I wanted to come back for Tokyo. I want to challenge myself to be the best Simone I can be for me and, no matter the outcome, share with my fans the process and approach I am taking along the way in the hope that it may help inspire others to be the best version of themselves too.” – Simone Biles
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