On Wednesday July 15, NBC Universal launches its new streaming service, Peacock. In addition to offering lots of fan-favorite NBC Universal programs from the past, the service will also be the home to several brand new original programs. One of these Peacock Originals is the new NBC Sports Films documentary, In Deep with Ryan Lochte.
The hour long documentary takes a look back at the career of 12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, from his rise to the top, to his big scandal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and the fallout that resulted from it. This one incident has overshadowed Lochte’s impressive achievements, and almost ruined his swimming career. Now, at 35 years old, Lochte is back training, eager to try out for Team USA to compete in the Tokyo Summer Games in 2020 and prove he’s no longer the same immature man he used to be. However, he wasn’t expecting something like the COVID crisis to come along and throw a wrench in those plans.
Comedian/actor Patton Oswalt provides a fun, and sometimes sarcastic, narration for this interesting documentary that gives viewers a peek into the life of this accomplished swimmer and how he has turned his life around in hopes that he can be remembered for his achievements, and not for a single bad lapse in judgement.
In Deep with Ryan Lochte will be available to watch at launch on Peacock, though Peacock Premium level service may be required in order to watch original programming such as this.