Fulwell 73 Productions is teaming up with NBA Entertainment to produce a docuseries that will follow the 2023 NBA playoffs, Variety has learned exclusively.
The 10-part docuseries, which is currently untitled, will soon be brought to market. The project is described as the “defining series on the league’s annual marquee event.”
Fulwell 73 is behind The Late Late Show with James Corden, Carpool Karaoke, The Kardashians, the Grammy awards, the Friends reunion and Adele’s Emmy-winning CBS special, among others. The production company also has produced nearly a dozen sports docs, including Amazon’s All or Nothing: Juventus, which followed the Juventus football club in the Italian Premier League for the 2020-21 season, and the Netflix documentary Sunderland ‘til I Die, which chronicled the English club through the 2017-18 season.
The NBA docuseries will be executive produced by Ben Winston, one of Fulwell 73’s founding partners, who said in a statement, “There are few sporting events in the world that measure up to the NBA Playoffs, and the journey that these world-class athletes take throughout. We’re thrilled to partner with the NBA to offer fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the most exciting ten weeks in sports.”
At Fulwell 73, Winston is a partner with Leo Pearlman, Ben Turner and Gabe Turner. In 2017, James Corden joined as a partner. The London- and Los Angeles-based company was born in 2005 from a lifelong friendship among the founding partners, and continues to expand across film and television with projects set up across a wide variety of networks and streamers.
In 2022, Fulwell 73 won six Emmys and earned 11 nominations, including wins for outstanding short form comedy, drama or variety series for Carpool Karaoke: the Series on Apple TV+ and outstanding variety special for Adele: One Night Only on CBS.