Tiger Woods Scripted Miniseries In Development | TV News
Following his recent Masters win, Tiger Woods‘ career story now has a complete, full-circle narrative arc. Thus it’s no surprise to hear that a scripted miniseries on his life is in the works. Brent Montgomery‘s Wheelhouse Entertainment is developing the project, which will be based on Jeff Benedict‘s 2018 book about the pro golfer.
The book – simply titled Tiger Woods – begins with Woods’ 2009 car accident and subsequent public marital infidelity scandal, which began the once-dominant golfer’s downfall. His career was also plagued by numerous back injuries which threatened to end a career that once seemed odds-on to break Jack Nicklaus‘ record for most major tournament victories.
Woods won his fifth Masters Championship in April, his first major in 11 years. He is now three behind Nicklaus with 15. Montgomery said of the project:
“As a rabid sports fan, I had seen Jeff’s byline and read much of his work, always impressed by his insights and access into some pretty rarified worlds, but when I picked up Tiger Woods I saw what a true force Jeff really is – and a compelling way to bring the Tiger Woods story to life as one of the most moving in sports history”.
As part of the deal, Benedict will also work with Montgomery and others at WHE to develop film and TV projects based on his other work. He also co-wrote The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football with Armen Keteyian, and QB: My Life Behind The Spiral, written alongside NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young.
With Woods’ win, there’s a renewed public interest in his life and career. Don’t be surprised to see this project fast-tracked and lined up with a 2020 major.