Hope Solo Will Star in Women's Soccer Docuseries Set to Stream on Fullscreen
'Keeping Score' will also follow U.S. Women's National Team members Megan Rapinoe and Crystal Dunn.
Fullscreen is capitalizing on the building fervor for the 2016 Rio Olympics with a docuseries focused on a trio of female soccer players.
Keeping Score, which will premiere Aug. 3 on the video app, will follow U.S. Women's National Team goalie Hope Solo and her teammates Megan Rapinoe and Crystal Dunn on their road to Rio. In a new take on the docuseries format, Fullscreen will use self-shot footage from Solo, Rapinoe and Dunn that will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at their personal lives during their training for the Olympics.
"Through their individual stories, we're following these women as they make history — not only as a team on the soccer pitch, but in their fight for equal pay," said Fullscreen head of production Ashley Kaplan. "Viewers will witness their struggles and motivations first-hand at a time where the future of women's soccer could change forever."
Fullscreen launched its subscription video app in April this year with a slate of short-form and full-length projects oriented toward millennial and Generation Z audiences. Its exclusive content spans genres, from scripted series Electra Woman & Dyna Girl to talk show Shane and Friends. But Keeping Score will be the first original docuseries from Fullscreen.
The Rio Olympics officially kick off Aug. 5 with the Opening Ceremony. The U.S. Women's National Team will be on the hunt for an Olympic gold to add to its collection — which includes a World Cup championship in 2015 — when they play their first game on Aug. 3.