Netflix today debuted first look images for the upcoming series Nyad, based on the true story of athlete Diana Nyad. The series stars Annette Bening (Jerry and Marge Go Large, American Beauty), Jodie Foster (The Mauritanian, The Silence of the Lambs), Rhys Ifans (House of the Dragon, Spider-Man: No Way Home), Ethan Jones Romero (Special Ops: Lioness), Luke Cosgrove (The Mist), Jeena Yi (Only Murders in the Building), and Eric T. Miller (Mare of Easttown).

Nyad is based on the memoir, Find A Way by Diana Nyad, and will premiere on November 3rd.

Annette Bening as Diana Nyad in Nyad. Photo by: Liz Parkinson/Netflix

Nyad Synopsis
A remarkable true story of tenacity, friendship and the triumph of the human spirit, NYAD recounts a riveting chapter in the life of world-class athlete Diana Nyad. Three decades after giving up marathon swimming in exchange for a prominent career as a sports journalist, at the age of 60, Diana (four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening) becomes obsessed with completing an epic swim that always eluded her: the 110 mile trek from Cuba to Florida, often referred to as the “Mount Everest” of swims. Determined to become the first person to finish the swim without a shark cage, Diana goes on a thrilling, four-year journey with her best friend and coach Bonnie Stoll (two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster) and a dedicated sailing team.

(L-R): Jodie Foster as Bonnie Stoll and Annette Bening as Diana Nyad in Nyad. Photo by: Kimberley French/Netflix

Nyad marks the narrative directorial debut of Academy Award-winning documentary filmmakers Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (Free Solo, The Rescue), and is produced by Andrew Lazar (American Sniper), p.g.a. and Teddy Schwarzman (Somebody I Used to Know), p.g.a. with a screenplay by Julia Cox (Recovery Road).


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