The Peacock streaming series “Michael Phelps: Medals, Memories & More” will premiere on April 14 on NBC’s streaming service, the network announced on Tuesday.
The series, first announced in February, will feature 3 episodes where Michael Phelps, along with Olympic broadcasters Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines, will watch every race of his Olympic career together, and break each one down.
Phelps, who retired after the 2016 Summer Olympics, is the most-decorated athlete in modern Olympic history with 28 total medals, including 23 gold. His Olympic career spanned 5 Games, beginning in Sydney in 2000 and continuing on to Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 (where he won a record 8 golds), London 2012, and Rio 2016.
The April 14 date of the airing of the first episode will be April 14, which marks 100 days out until the Tokyo Olympics.
In the three-part series, Phelps speaks with Rowdy Gaines and Dan Hicks, NBC Sports swimming commentators from the past six Summer Games, as he relives his storied Olympic career by watching each race. Each episode of the series will feature a different era of his career. In the first episode, “Greatness Begins,” viewers will travel back to his first Olympic appearance as a 15-year-old in the Sydney Olympic Games. Episode two, “Eight Golden Races,” focuses on the details that made his performances extraordinary. The third and final episode, “London to Lasting Legacy,” provides unique perspective of his Olympic journey that spanned two decades.
The series will offer Phelps both the opportunity to reflect on his storied career, but also the chance to reframe what was at times a controversial career – for certain reasons that were seen in the mainstream (including his drunk driving arrests) and others that were more limited to the niche of the sport (including his disengagement in the leadup to the 2012 Olympics).
While some Peacock programs are only available on their paid tiers, the Phelps series will be available, at least initially, on Peacock Free.
The streaming service previously did a similar series with another controversial figure in the sport: In Deep with Ryan Lochte.
A trailer for the series is below: