STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY ON DISNEY+ ON 9 NOVEMBER
Watch the Official Trailer: https://youtu.be/XFlD-fBHlAw
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LONDON, U.K. (13 October 2022) – Disney+ today debuted the official trailer for the UK Original series, “Save Our Squad with David Beckham,” which premieres on Disney+ on Wednesday, November 9th. The announcement was accompanied by four new images from the series.
Co-produced by BAFTA and RTS Award-winning production company Twenty Twenty, and Studio 99, the global content and production studio co-founded by Beckham, “Save Our Squad with David Beckham” is a heart-warming series that sees David Beckham return to his East London roots to mentor Westward Boys, a young, grassroots team who are at the bottom of their league, facing relegation. However, this isn’t just any league… this is the same league that David played in as a young boy. Working with the head coaches, he’ll try to turn the team’s fortunes around.
David Beckham mentors the young squad, sharing stories from his own playing career which spanned over 20 years and saw him play for some of the most successful clubs in the world, to help them learn valuable lessons about practice, ambition and teamwork. Off the pitch, Beckham gets the chance to spend time with players and their families, learning about their lives, hopes and concerns and talking to them about the importance of collaboration, work ethic and community.
In the exclusive trailer, we see the first time the squad meet David Beckham, with one member of the team quizzing him on missed penalties. For David, this role is about giving back as we see him mentor the boys, give them inspiring team talks and even get his boots back on to try to score a trademark Beckham free kick against our young team.
“Save Our Squad with David Beckham” builds on the company’s commitment to source, develop and produce original productions. Across EMEA alone, Disney’s International Content and Operations team plan to create 60 local productions by 2024 as it continues to work with outstanding creators and premium producers.
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ABOUT TWENTY TWENTY
Twenty Twenty is a multi-award-winning production company which has been making original, innovative programmes for global audiences for over thirty years. Recognition for their work includes awards from BAFTA, Emmy, Grierson and the Royal Television Society. Shows Twenty Twenty have created include the global hit First Dates, launched in 19 different territories around the world; award-winning documentary series A House Through Time, which after four successful seasons is one of BBC Two’s highest-rating factual series; and All That Glitters, a competition format hosted by Katherine Ryan, series two of which is currently airing on BBC Two. Most recently the company has announced they are producing Five Star Chef, a prime-time factual entertainment series set inside London’s Langham Hotel, and jointly commissioned by Netflix and Channel 4.
ABOUT STUDIO 99
Founded in 2019 by David Beckham alongside long-time partners David Gardner and Nicola Howson, Studio 99 is a global production and content studio which focuses on documentary films and series and format development. The current slate of projects in production and development for a variety of global networks includes the definitive biopic on David Beckham for Netflix, the great untold sports story of the two brothers who created Adidas and Puma and their lifelong feud in “World War Shoe”, and “A Whole New Ball Game”, a BBC2 commissioned series that charts the contemporary history of the Premier League. The second series, “The Premiership: Rise of the Billionaires” has recently been commissioned for Paramount+. The company is also a commercial studio and produces a wide range of both editorial and advertising content for global brand clients such as Diageo, Maserati and EA.
Westward FC was established in 1985 and is responsible for providing football and enriching activities to over 250 children in the community at any one time. The club has teams ranging from under 8’s to under 16’s who play in the Echo Junior League and Hackney Saturday League. Westward FC is based in Tower Hamlets and Hackney and has a reputation for playing exciting football with several players going on to achieve great honours in the game. The club continuously recruits players from disadvantaged backgrounds from Tower Hamlets, Hackney and surrounding boroughs as part of the Westward Inner-City Sport and Education (WISE) Youth Trust. The club’s success includes 8 London County Cups, 6 Essex County Cups, UEFA Junior Champions, Tower Hamlets Mayor’s Cup and several league titles.
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