Netflix has picked up the first series, “Basketball or Nothing,” resulting from its co-production partnership with Professional Golf Association (PGA) tour champion Rickie Fowler and his Main Event Productions. All six half-hour episodes of the docu-series will be available for streaming on Netflix on Friday, August 2nd at 3:01 a.m. ET.
“Basketball or Nothing” was conceived by The WorkShop Content Studio’s Producer/Director Matt Howley.
The logline: Filmed on location in Chinle, Arizona, the docuseries follows the lives of the Chinle High School boys’ basketball team based on the Navajo Nation reservation, the largest tribal area in America. For denizens of Navajo Nation, running water and electricity are considered luxuries. The Median household income is less than $30,000. Alcoholism and suicide are major issues in this part of the country. For the Chinle High Wildcats, basketball played at a state-of-the-art gym is the ultimate escape from life’s troubles while balancing home, academics and sports.
With their aim set on an Arizona State Division III Championship, the Wildcats’ games attract more than 6,000 people to a town populated by only 4,500 residents. Some fans hitchhike to these games and others travel distances of up to 80-miles.