Apple TV+ has revealed that a new documentary series about Lionel Messi is coming to the streaming service. The four-part series essentially follows the superstar’s World Cup career with Argentina. This culminates in the team’s victory at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar late last year. Messi has played a total of five World Cup tournaments with his home country.
The concept resembles the immensely popular The last dance miniseries about Michael Jordan. This docuseries followed Jordan’s illustrious career with the Chicago Bulls up to his final win with the NBA team.
Apple TV+ filmmakers had exclusive access to Messi during the World Cup
Apple’s docuseries about Messi was filmed in Paris, Qatar and Argentina. Throughout the four episodes, the player himself talks about his international career. In a highlight of the series, Apple released a statement that Messi made to the filmmakers a few days before the 2022 World Cup started.
“It would be the ultimate experience to win a World Cup and finish my career that way,” said Messi mention. “I daydreamed about it after fighting for it for many years. I made a million possibilities of what could happen… the first match, the round of 16, the quarterfinals, the semifinals and the final. I will also experience it as something special, because it is the last one. To finish my last year by winning a World Cup would be the end of a dream.”
Filmmakers followed the superstar during his time in the Middle Eastern country for the last World Cup. The series was given rare behind-the-scenes access to Messi through training, media commitments and private time in his hotel room. Apple claims the docuseries will feature some of the most personal interviews of his career. In addition to conversations with Messi, the show will also add conversations with his coaches, teammates and even opponents.
Famous names executive producing project
The docuseries is currently untitled, but the work is being executive produced by several Emmy Award winners. Tim Pastor (Free only, Jane), Matt Renner, (Free Solo, Boundless with Chris Hemsworth), as well as Patrick Milling Smith and Brian Carmody co-produce the series. Welcome to WrexhamAlso ‘s Jon Henion is part of the impressive crew.
Apple TV+ has not yet announced an official release date for the series.
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