Muhammad Ali’s legacy just got deeper with the announcement of a new documentary series coming in May.
The two-part HBO Sports documentary WHAT’S MY NAME | MUHAMMAD ALI chronicles the extraordinary life of one of the icon. Debuting May 14th (8:00–10:40 p.m. ET/PT), both chapters will air back-to-back as a special television event.
The film explores Ali’s challenges, confrontations, comebacks and triumphs through recordings of his own voice. It paints an intimate portrait of a man who was a beacon of hope for oppressed people around the world. Additionally, it profiles his later years recognized as a global citizen and a symbol of humanity and understanding.
It is the first feature-length HBO production from LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment. In addition to serving as executive producers, it is directed and executive produced by Antoine Fuqua.
“Muhammad Ali transcended sports in a way the world had never seen before,” said LeBron James via a statement. “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to tell his incredible and important story for the coming generations. He showed us all the courage and conviction it takes to stand up for what you believe in. He changed forever what we expect a champion to be, and I’m grateful that SpringHill gets to be a part of continuing his legacy.”
Featuring previously unseen archival footage, the film relies on Ali himself to guide viewers through his remarkable journey.
LeBron James and Maverick Carter are still steamrolling through Hollywood delivering content that matters.