Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and the USWNT Women’s World Cup squad to star in a Netflix show
- Fans will get an inside look at the USA’s quest for a three-time World Cup championship.
- The series joins Netflix’s lineup of sports docuseries, including Drive to Survive.
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Soccer fans will get an inside look at the US Women’s National Team’s quest for a World Cup victory, Netflix announced.
The streaming giant announced Monday that it will launch a multi-episode documentary series following the United States’ World Cup campaign in Australia and New Zealand.
The series, which will premiere globally this fall, already features veteran champions like Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, who recently announced that this will be their last World Cup.
18-year-old rising star Alyssa Thompson and World Cup rookies Sofia Huerta, Lynn Williams and Kristie Mewis are also set to start in the series with more names expected to be announced.
It will give fans a first-hand look at the ups and downs of the players and coaches of the most decorated team in soccer history as they look to win their third consecutive World Cup.
Netflix has announced a new docuseries after the USWNT World Cup trip
Veteran Alex Morgan (left) and Alyssa Thompson (right), 18, are already registered
Megan Rapinoe, who recently announced that she is retiring after the tournament, will also star in
The documentary series aims to shed light on the issues surrounding the women’s game, including racial diversity, LGBTQ+ rights, equal pay, family, and motherhood.
The USWNT heads to the tournament Down Under on the back of their Arthur Ashe Courage Award win at the ESPYs last week for their strength and determination, fighting for pay parity in soccer.
The series will be directed by Rebecca Gitlitz, a two-time Emmy Award winner and executive producer for TIME Studios, who previously worked on ESPN’s 30 for 30 Shorts and the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Meanwhile, Emmy Award winner Connor Schell, who has produced Netflix’s Michael Jordan documentary series The Last Dance, will executive produce the new series along with Mike Beck, Alexa Conway, Libby Geist, Rebecca Gitlitz, Ian Orefice, Jamie Patricoff and Jessica Sherif. .
The series will be the latest in a string of successful sports documentaries from the subscription giant.
Netflix launched Golf’s Full Swing and Tennis Break Point earlier this year on the back of its huge success with Drive to Survive, which follows the drama on and off the court in Drive to Survive.
Last week, he continued his sports series legacy with the instant hit Quarterback, following the NFL’s Patrick Mahomes, Kirk Cousins and Marcus Mariota.