Amazon has ordered a documentary series to go from Starbucks. “This is Football” will span the globe and tell six stories about the global power of soccer.
Veteran producer and film executive Joe Roth, an owner of the Seattle Sounders soccer club, will executive produce the series.
October Films is producing the series with Starbucks and Brutal Media.
The six one-hour episodes have titles including “Belief,” “Love,” and “Pride.” Episodes will delve into soccer’s uplifting role in rebuilding Rwanda after the genocide, look at the rise of the women’s game, and attempt to unlock the secrets of Lionel Messi’s genius.
“This is Football” premieres Aug. 2 on Amazon Prime Video.
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