HBO Renews Docuseries ‘100 Foot Wave’ for a Second Season
The docuseries chronicles big-wave surf legend Garrett McNamara and his fellow surfers as they search to find and surf the biggest wave in the world.
New Surfers Join The Pursuit Of World’s Biggest Wave
HBO has renewed the docuseries 100 FOOT WAVE for a second season. The docuseries chronicles big-wave surf legend Garrett McNamara and his fellow surfers as they search to find and surf the biggest wave in the world. The second season of 100 FOOT WAVE will continue to follow Garrett and Nicole McNamara and others profiled in the six-episode first season as they get closer to making their dream a reality, and will introduce new big wave surfers who join the communal pursuit to conquer a 100 foot wave in Nazaré.
New episodes of 100 FOOT WAVE are currently debuting on HBO Sundays at 10:00 p.m ET, with the final two episodes debuting August 15 and 22. The first four episodes are currently available to stream on HBO Max.
Directed and executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Chris Smith and executive produced by Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-winner Joe Lewis, and Topic Studios’ Maria Zuckerman, Ryan Heller and Michael Bloom, the six-part first season of the HBO documentary series 100 FOOT WAVE intimately captures the decade-long odyssey of surfing pioneer Garrett McNamara who, after visiting Nazaré in hopes of conquering a 100 foot wave, pushed the sport to ever-greater heights and alongside locals helped transform the small Portuguese fishing village into the world’s preeminent big-wave surfing destination.
Over the course of the series, 100 FOOT WAVE interweaves the transformative story of the seaside village with the ongoing search for the tallest wave on the planet by McNamara, his wife Nicole, CJ Macias, Andrew “Cotty” Cotton, Justine Dupont and a number of big-wave surfers from around the globe dedicated to pursuing their seemingly impossible dreams of surfing the 100 foot wave. The Los Angeles Times called the first season “a poetic and philosophical adventure story,” and wrote that “the best sports story you’ll encounter this weekend is not at the Olympics.” The Times also called the surfing “elegant and mesmerizing,” the subjects “big-screen charismatic,” and the story of Garrett McNamara both “vividly told” and “highly engaging.”
Both seasons of 100 FOOT WAVE are produced by Topic Studios, Library Films and Amplify Pictures. It is directed by Chris Smith; executive producers, Chris Smith, Joe Lewis, Maria Zuckerman, Ryan Heller and Michael Bloom.
About Library Films
Library Films, helmed by director Chris Smith, produces and finances premiere documentary projects. Wry, empathetic, and wise, Smith’s films occupy a special niche in contemporary cinema. Chris has directed and produced a run of blockbuster documentary feature films and series, including “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond,” a documentary detailing Jim Carrey’s transformation into Andy Kaufman for his role in Man on the Moon. Chris also directed “FYRE: The Greatest Party that Never Happened.” The film entered the pop culture zeitgeist upon its release and earned four Emmy(R) nominations. He also directed the docu-series The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann and the 2021 feature doc Operation Varsity Blues. His latest docuseries “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” which he served as an executive producer, took the world by storm and went on to garner six Emmy(R) nominations.
About Amplify Pictures
Amplify Pictures, an independent television studio, develops, finances and produces award-winning, commercially successful scripted and documentary series. Launched in 2018 by Emmy(R), Golden Globe(R) and Peabody winning producer, and Amazon Studios co-founder, Joe Lewis, Amplify Pictures has played a pioneering role in independently produced television. Amplify Pictures is focused on combining brilliant creators, unique worlds and unparalleled filmmaking to tell global stories. Previous series produced by Lewis include Fleabag and Transparent and Amplify Pictures has upcoming productions from Lisa Taddeo, Chris Smith, Lucy Walker and Smriti Mundhara, among others.
About Topic Studios
Topic Studios, the award-winning entertainment studio from First Look Media, develops, finances, and produces provocative and entertaining content for all platforms including theatrical, streaming, television, and podcasts. Projects have included films such as Kevin Macdonald’s legal thriller “The Mauritanian,” and the Academy Award(R)-winning “Spotlight”; documentaries including “The Fight,” and the Emmy(R)-nominated “Mucho Mucho Amor”; and podcasts including the Pulitzer finalist investigative podcast “Somebody.” Upcoming films include Pablo Larraín’s “Spencer” starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, and Lucy Walker’s wildfires documentary “Bring Your Own Brigad.”