Manchester United legend, and former Real Madrid galactic star, David Beckhamwill have a documental and Netflix what “It will explore Beckham’s humble beginnings in London, and meteoric rise to become one of the most recognizable – and scrutinized – athletes of his generation.”
The docuseries was first reported in 2020, a year later Beckham spoke about plans to put his own documentary-style biopic in development. The Last Dance–, to finally confirm the long-awaited project in 2022.
They will be the Oscar winners, Fisher Stevens (Palmer, And We Go Green, The Cove) y John Battsek (One Day in September, Searching for Sugar Man, Winter on Fire) the directors and executive producers of the documentary still without an official title.
Netflix confirmed the news of the docuseries (via THR), which will present:
“A mix of never-before-seen personal footage from the last 40 years and interviews with Beckham, his family and friends, as well as key figures who have been part of his journey both on and off the pitch.”
It is believed the documentary could also address some of the controversies and alleged extramarital affairs that landed it on the front pages of UK tabloids.
The project will be produced by Studio 99 – Beckham’s production company founded in 2019 – in association with Stevens and Battsek’s Ventureland.
Chris King (Senna, Amy) y Bjorn Johnson (Don’t F**k With Cats, Bad Sport) are the publishers, with Tim Cragg (Three Identical Strangers, Billie) as the director of photography. So there we have it, the documentary about the soccer icon is in very good hands.
After a 21-year career in professional soccer (1992-2013), and having played for Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan, and PSG, Beckham retired and began his independent management venture, with which has created and produced varied content. Studio 99 is co-founded by Beckham, his manager David Gardner and Nicola Howson.
If you are familiar with the world of football, especially Beckham’s career, you will understand that the name is a reference to the year 1999, called by ‘Becks’ a momentous year. And if not, we’ll tell you: in 1999, Beckham married Victoria Beckham; they had their first child; and he lifted the coveted Trebol (Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League) with Manchester United, his dream team, and the only team in England to have done so. The former athlete is considered by many to be the best free throw shooter in the world.
On having his own docuseries, Becks declared in 2021 the following:
“I only want to do this once, and I think now is the right time to do it.”