Fri. Feb 26th, 2021

Michael Phelps Doc To Premiere On Peacock Before Olympics

NBC swimming broadcasters Rowdy Gaines and Dan Hicks will be featured in the series – Michael Phelps: Medals, Memories & More – alongside Phelps.

NBC-owned steaming platform Peacock will premiere a three-part docuseries on Michael Phelps prior to the summer Olympics, as first reported by Deadline.

NBC swimming broadcasters Rowdy Gaines and Dan Hicks will be featured in the series Michael Phelps: Medals, Memories & More alongside Phelps. He will look back at his career and watch races with Gaines and Hicks who have covered the past six Summer Games.

According to Deadline, “Each episode will feature a different era of his career, beginning with his first Olympic appearance as a teen in the Sydney Olympic Games. Episode two focuses on the details that made Phelps extraordinary as he takes on legendary status. In the third and final episode, Phelps reveals an intimate look at how vulnerable he was throughout major portions of his career.”

Last year HBO featured Phelps in the documentary The Weight of Gold, which discussed mental health issues for athletes. Per reporting by Awful Announcing, the third part of this Peacock series will be similar to that feature, while the first two parts will focus more on the greatness of Phelps’ career.

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