Disney has officially announced that they’ve teamed up with David Beckham for a brand new Disney+ Original series, “Save Our Squad’.
The series will see David Beckham return to East London football pitches where he played as a child. He will mentor a young grassroots side who are struggling to survive in the league. David Beckham and his team will take the players, their coach and their community on a transformative journey of a lifetime. “
Details on the upcoming soccer Disney+ Original came to light last month, and now Disney has confirmed the series.
In a statement, David Beckham said:
“It is fantastic to be making Save Our Squad with Twenty Twenty and to shine a light on the kind of grassroots football that I experienced growing up and which gave me so much at the start of my life in the game. I was so fortunate to have a long and successful playing career and now to have the opportunity to give back to these communities as a mentor is incredible. Developing and nurturing young talent is so important in the game and it is great to be working with Disney+ on this project.”
“Save Our Squad” will be produced by Warner Bros’s Twenty Twenty and Beckham’s Studio 99.
The series will be executive produced by Disney+’s director of unscripted, Sean Doyle, who joined Disney in the UK last year. Who said the following on the project:
“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.”
“Save Our Squad” is the first British Disney+ Original to be officially announced. In February, Disney announced that they are planning on making 50-title originals in Europe by the end of 2024.
Are you excited for “Save Our Squad” to arrive on Disney+?
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