Vinnie Jones to Front New discovery+ Series


Actor and former footballer Vinnie Jones is fronting a brand-new series for discovery+ produced by Lime Pictures, tentatively titled Vinnie Jones: The Wild Life.

The six-parter will see Jones go all-in on 147 acres of land in the South of England, embarking on a mission to transform his dilapidated West Sussex farm into a sustainable utopia. The series will feature Jones and his farming family build, bond and banter as they look to the future of the estate.

“Most people know me as a professional footballer or Hollywood hardman, but what people probably don’t know is that all of that hard work has been to support my real passion: my home in the great British countryside,” Jones said. “I was brought up living off the fruits of the land, and I can’t wait to show people at home the joy of the outdoors, the beauty of the British countryside, and the reward of good old-fashioned hard work. Bring it on!”

Clare Laycock, senior VP, head of content for networks and streaming at Warner Bros. Discovery, said: “After decades on the football pitch and silver screen, we are delighted to bring Vinnie Jones and this heartwarming new series to discovery+. Vinnie’s charisma, determination and fiery personality shine through in this series, and viewers are going to love getting to know a surprising new side to this hard-as-nails footballer: a true country gentleman.”

Becky Cadman, creative director for format and talent at Lime Pictures, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Warner Bros. Discovery to bring Vinnie Jones’ countryside vision to life. Expect chaos, comedy and a whole lot of heart.”