A Netflix docuseries on David Beckham is currently in the works with Oscar winners Fisher Stevens (Palmer And We Go Green, The Cove) and John Battsek (One Day in September, Searching for Sugar Man, Winter on Fire). Stevens will direct and executive produce the series with Battsek. The series will explore the retired soccer player’s working-class upbringing in London and his rise as one of the world’s best-known athletes. The soccer superstar confirmed the news on his Instagram.
His Instagram post features three pictures of himself from his soccer playing days, his childhood, and now, the star wrote about his partnership with the streamer.
“I’m excited to confirm that I am partnering with @Netflix on a documentary series about my life and career.”
Working on the project will also be editors Chris King (Senna, Amy) and Bjorn Johnson (Don’t F**k With Cats, Bad Sport). Shooting the series will be cinematographer Tim Cragg (Three Identical Strangers, Billie).
The Netflix David Beckham series will take a deep dive into his personal and professional lives. It will feature footage that has never seen the light of day from his personal life. It will also feature interviews with him, his family, and people who played significant roles in his career. It is reported by The Hollywood Reporter that it may go into the alleged scandals and tabloid attention he received over the decades.
Netflix docuseries on David Beckham are in the works
The story was originally reported in 2020 by the British tabloid The Sun. The latest news confirms the initial idea, with some deviation from that original report. It was initially reported that the David Beckham Netflix series would be like the Kardashians as you follow him and his family’s life. This will likely be more like a traditional documentary rather than a fly-on-the-wall experience.
The soccer star’s production company Studio 99, will associate with Ventureland, Battsek’s company. No date has been given when it would release on the streaming platform.