Co-produced by UK indie Twenty Twenty and Beckham’s Studio 99, the show sees the Manchester United and LA Galaxy star return to his East London roots to mentor Westward Boys, a young, grassroots team who are at the bottom of their league, facing relegation.
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Beckham tries to turn the team’s fortunes around in the heartwarming series, which was one of the first non-scripted shows to be commissioned outside of the U.S. by Disney+. Beckham’s Studio 99 is also making The Premiership: Rise of the Billionaires (working title) for Paramount+.
Disney+ is making 60 international originals over the next two years and revealed more doc series at the Edinburgh TV Festival, including a show on the Wagatha Christie case and a Keanu Reeves-narrated program on the Brawn F1 team.
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