Disney+ is teaming up with soccer legend David Beckham to produce a sports-oriented series, ‘Save the Squad’.
The show will feature Beckham returning to the East London football pitches where he played as a child. He will mentor a young grassroots side, struggling to survive in the league. As part of the show, Beckham will take these players, their coach, and their community on what is being described by producers as an “uplifting, transformative journey of a lifetime.”
Warner Bros is producing alongside Twenty Twenty and Beckham under his Studio 99 umbrella. Sean Doyle will executive produce for Disney.
“We are so thrilled to welcome David Beckham to Disney+,” said Doyle. “This is a fantastic opportunity to show the importance and impact of grassroots football in communities in the UK. The series will be exciting, dramatic, uplifting and full of heart and courage – everything David had in his own playing days!”
“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,” Beckham added.