Peacock, the forthcoming streaming service from NBCUniversal, has released the first trailer for the original documentary “In Deep with Ryan Lochte” that will premiere with the services’ launch on July 15.
The documentary chronicles Lochte’s reinvention as a family man, now married with two children, after the post-Rio Olympic Games gas station debacle that made international headlines.
The Peacock app will be available on Android and Android TV devices, Apple devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices, Vizio SmartCast and LG smart TVs, as well as Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex services when it debuts. Xfinity X1 and Flex customers gained access to Peacock’s content April 15.
NBC’s description of the documentary
At the 2016 Rio Olympics Ryan Lochte (Celebrity Big Brother, Dancing with the Stars) was at the center of a scandal that has since overshadowed a decorated swimming career that includes 12 Olympic medals. Now a 35-year-old husband and father of two young children, Lochte is hoping for one more chance to make Team USA and prove he’s not the same man he was four years ago.
In Deep with Ryan Lochte is produced by Peacock and NBC Sports Films.
The trailer features sound and footage from the Rio incident, including the voice of Rowdy Gaines explaining what went down. It also includes clips from Lochte’s infamous first foray into television, “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?”, and new interviews and footage of him spending time with his wife and two children.
“I went from making millions to zero,” Lochte, 35, says. “This is the most pressure I’ve ever had in my life. If I don’t make the Olympic team, they won’t see the change that I’ve made.”
Lochte, with 12 Olympic medals, is tied with Jenny Thompson, Dara Torres, and Natalie Coughlin as the second-most awarded Olympic swimmer in history. If he qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games, which have been pushed from 2020 to 2021, it would be his fifth Olympic Games.
Based on early results last summer in his return from a one-year suspension for a violation of anti-doping rules, Lochte’s best shot at an individual swim is in the 200 IM. His time of 1:57.76 at the U.S. National Championships ranked him 12th in the world and made him the third-best American. With a group of young up-and-coming swimmers like Michael Andrew, Carson Foster, and Shaine Casas all focusing on this 200 IM, though, the extra year could be one year too long for Lochte to earn a top-two spot.