Netflix announced today a new docuseries following the US Women’s National Team’s World Cup journey will premiere globally on the streaming platform in Fall 2023. The series is currently in production in New Zealand and Australia following the team as they compete for the 2023 World Cup. It is directed by two-time Emmy award winner and TIME Studios Executive Producer Rebecca Gitlitz (30 for 30 Shorts, 2012 Summer Olympics).
Synopsis: The all-access sports series will allow audiences to intimately follow the US 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 racial diversity, LGBTQ+ rights, equal pay, family, and motherhood are all brought to light as the narrative unfolds.
The series will include veteran champions like Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, who recently announced this was her last World Cup, 18-year-old rising star Alyssa Thompson, as well as US Women’s World Cup Team first timers Sofia Huerta, Lynn Williams, and Kristie Mewis. Additional names will be announced at a later date.
This series joins Netflix’s lineup of sports programming, including Drive To Survive, Full Swing, Break Point, the brand-new NFL series Quarterback, and the anthology series Untold which returns with Volume 3 this August.