Beckham to front Disney+ football series

  • News

David BeckhamDavid Beckham is to front a new Disney+ factual entertainment series, Save Our Squad, from Twenty Twenty Television and Beckham's production company Studio 99. 
 

The series will see Beckham return to east London where he played football as a child. He will mentor a young grassroots side that is struggling to survive in the league. Sean Doyle exec produces for Disney. 

 

Doyle, who is director of unscripted, said: “We are so thrilled to welcome David Beckham to Disney+. 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!”


Beckham added: “It is fantastic to be making Save Our Squad with TwentyTwenty 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 marks the latest in Disney’s drive to source, develop and produce original productions at a local level, with the aim to create 50 productions in Europe by 2024. 

 



Also on The Knowledge

KFTV Talk: Filming in Ontario, Canada

Our international sister site, KFTV, is hosting a Zoom Talk on Monday 22 March at 16:00pm UK time with Canadian and US production figures set to discuss all you need to know about filming in Ontario, Canada. 

Read More »

Get Set Hire