International football star David Beckham is set to front the factual-entertainment series Save Our Squad on Disney+.
Save Our Squad is a heartwarming series that will see Beckham return to the East London football pitches where he played as a child. There, he will mentor a young grassroots side that is struggling to survive in the league. Co-produced by Twenty Twenty and Studio 99, the global content and production studio co-founded by Beckham, Save Our Squad will be executive produced by Sean Doyle for Disney.
Sean Doyle, director of original production for unscripted general entertainment at Disney+, commented: “We are so thrilled to welcome David Beckham to Disney+. 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!”
Beckham said: “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. I was so fortunate to have a long and successful playing career and now to have the opportunity to give back to these communities as a mentor is incredible. Developing and nurturing young talent is so important in the game and it is great to be working with Disney+ on this project.”