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Netflix confirms it will produce a documentary series about David Beckham

David Beckham was never just a footballer. In addition to having a privileged punch, the Manchester United and Real Madrid player he went through modeling and went into business. At the time he was also encouraged to venture as an actor, making cameos in two films by his friend Guy Ritchie: CIPOL’s agent Y King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Now will be the protagonist of a documentary series of Netflix that according to the specialized site The Hollywood Reporter is already in production. The docuseries explores his upbringing in a working class family in London, his beginnings as a footballer and his meteoric rise to become one of the most recognizable athletes and marketers of his generation.

The series, which was first announced by the British newspaper The Sun in 2020, only now is it officially confirmed. And true to the winning lineage of the former Milan midfielder, brings an Oscar winner behind the scenes.

David Beckham, successful as a footballer and as a businessman.  AFP Photo

David Beckham, successful as a footballer and as a businessman. AFP Photo

Who is the director

It is about the actor, producer and director Fisher-Stevens (PalmerAna We Go Green, The Cove) who will direct and executive produce alongside Emmy winner John Battsek (One Day in September, Searching for Sugar Man, winter on fire).

According to Netflix, heThe series will mix personal and intimate archive material never before seen in the last 40 years, featuring interviews with Beckham himself, his family and friends, as well as key figures who have been part of his journey both on and off the football pitch.

At the time, the article The Sun of 2020 described the production as ua sort of reality show in the style of the Kardashiansbut The Hollywood Reporter now he understands that it will not be so.

David Beckham with his wife Victoria.

David Beckham with his wife Victoria.

And although it is being produced by 99 Studios -Beckham’s production company-, in association with Ventureland, andThe project may even delve into some of the controversies and alleged extramarital affairs that the former captain of the English National Team has had, and that made him one of the favorite victims of British tabloids for more than 20 years.

And Save Our Squad?

It should be remembered that in April of last year it was announced that Beckham would be the protagonist of Save Our Squada heartwarming six 35-minute episode Disney+ documentary series produced by his own company, Studio 99.

But since then there has been no news about it. At the time, it transpired that the current owner of Inter Miami (MLS team) would mentor a youth soccer team that is struggling to survive in a regional league.

“It’s wonderful to do Save Our Squad with Twenty Twenty to shine a light on the kind of football I played growing up and that meant so much to me early in my football career,” Becks explained on the day of the announcement.

David Beckham now owns Inter MIami, a team in the United States soccer league.  AFP Photo

David Beckham now owns Inter MIami, a team in the United States soccer league. AFP Photo

I have been very lucky because my career as a player has been long and full of success. And now I have the wonderful opportunity to give back to those communities everything they have given me by becoming their mentor, “he added. We will see if that project continues. For now, Beckham’s life story can be seen on Netflix.

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