Netflix today revealed first look photos from the upcoming 4-episode docuseries, The U.S. Women’s World Cup Team, premiering on the platform December 12th. The sports series follows the U.S. Women’s National Team’s World Cup journey and team preparation on the road to the 2023 FIFA World Cup. Throughout their tournament run, audiences will learn how this team stands on the shoulders of those who played before them, and how they continue to break the glass ceiling for equality in sports for women of the future.
The series will include veteran champions including Alex Morgan and Lindsey Horan, 18-year-old rising star Alyssa Thompson as well as U.S. Women’s World Cup Team first timers Savannah DeMelo, Lynn Williams and Kristie Mewis. The series is directed by two-time Emmy award winner, TIME Studios Head of Sports and Executive Producer Rebecca Gitlitz (30 for 30 Shorts, 2012 Summer Olympics).
The all-access sports series will allow audiences to intimately follow the U.S. Women’s National Team’s players and coaches and reveal an inside look at the most decorated team in soccer history. Viewers will get a first-hand look at the pressure, the euphoria, the joy, and the hardships that these world-class athletes experience as they strive to capture their third World Cup title in a row. Issues ranging from injury, criticism and doubt, equal pay, and upholding legacies are all brought to light as the narrative unfolds.