Disney+ has confirmed that former England international football player David Beckham will be appearing in its new original series Save Our Squad.
The project was first announced last month and will be produced by Twenty Twenty and David Beckham’s Studio 99, supported by Warner Bros.
It sounds like good news for the owner of the Inter Miami soccer club who will return to the grounds of his childhood in East London for the series. The pitch goes like this: Beckham will mentor a struggling young football team to survive and succeed in their league throughout an adventure that will have everyone’s lives changed forever.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to show the importance and impact of grassroots football in communities in the U.K. The series will be exciting, dramatic, uplifting and full of heart and courage – everything David had in his own playing days”, director of unscripted at Disney+ Sean Doyle said.
Indeed, Disney+ is maintaining its push into new international original productions by recruiting Channel 4 Commissioner Sean Doyle to be its representative for producers of unscripted programmes in Europe and Africa.
Save Our Squad is the latest commission as part of Disney’s 50-title originals plan for Europe, which it hopes to reach by 2024.
We’ll still have to wait a bit more before the release date for the series is revealed.