“It can be like a life lesson in front of your eyes,” says one of the bull-riders in the trailer for Netflix’s new six-part docuseries Fearless, premiering August 19. “It’s like you almost died.” That’s putting it lightly — in Fearless’s first trailer, which Vulture is pleased to premiere, we see the riders thrust around, stepped on, and even crushed by the massive 1,500-pound bulls. So who in their right mind would possibly want to make a career out of this? Fearless gives an inside look at the crème de la crème of professional bull-riders as they journey through the American and Brazilian riding circuits in pursuit of the world title. And by honing in on the riders’ backgrounds and inspirations, you get a real sense of how intricate and tight-knit this riding community really is.
Watch the trailer above, and peek the show’s key art below.