Disney+ has finally confirmed a well-known TV secret, that David Beckham is teaming with the streamer.
As part of its ongoing European expansions, Disney+ is working with the global soccer icon and former Manchester United star on the factual series, Save Our Squad.
Co-produced by BAFTA-winning production company Twenty Twenty and Beckham’s own Studio 99, Save Our Squad will see Beckham return to the east London soccer pitches where he played as a child, where he will mentor a young grassroots side who are struggling to survive in the league.
Beckham and his team will take these players, their coach and their community on what is being described by producers as an “uplifting, transformative journey of a lifetime.” Save our Squad will be executive produced by Sean Doyle for Disney.
“We are so thrilled to welcome David Beckham to Disney+,” said Doyle. “This is a fantastic opportunity to show the importance and impact of grassroots football in communities in the U.K. The series will be exciting, dramatic, uplifting and full of heart and courage – everything David had in his own playing days!”
Added Beckham: “It is fantastic to be making Save Our Squad with Twenty Twenty 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.”
Beckham is set to give a MIPTV keynote speech Tuesday evening.