Amcomri Entertainment Inc’s TV & Documentary company, Abacus Media Rights will distribute a brand new series for ITVX telling the untold, inside story of how one of the world’s greatest sporting stars ended up sharing a cell with a rat in Wandsworth Jail.
Produced by Finestripe Productions, 2×60 series, the Rise and Fall of Boris Becker [WT] will feature exclusive interviews with some of those who know the Wimbledon legend best – some speaking for the first time – and other tennis greats, as well as previously unseen personal and family archive, to tell the story of how the three time Wimbledon champion lost it all in a highly publicised bankruptcy trial.
The Rise and Fall of Boris Becker [WT] is a story of greed, egotism, arrogance and chronic sexual infidelity. Above all, it’s the story of the destructive power of fame.
The series will build a character study of the German tennis prodigy from his earliest days as Wimbledon’s youngest ever champion in the 1980s, through to the present day. The story will be set against the background of a golden era for tennis – a time of hedonism, big bucks and even bigger characters. It was a perfect storm of media exposure and money, into which walked the 17-year-old Becker from a small town in Germany.