Showtime Sports has given a greenlight to The World According to Football, a five-part documentary series narrated and executive produced by Trevor Noah, from Gotham Chopra’s Religion of Sports, Day Zero Productions and Mainstay Entertainment.
The series’ first episode will premiere December 1 at 8 PM on Showtime, with episodes debuting weekly for five weeks. The entire series will be available for streaming on Paramount+ with Showtime subscribers on the day of premiere.
The five-part series focuses on a different country in each episode — Brazil, US, UK, France, and Qatar — and how soccer teams and fans in that country face global issues through the sport.
The series tackles women’s rights, income inequality, labor rights, mental health, racism, nationalism and LGBTQ+ rights. The series is produced by Gotham Chopra’s Religion of Sports in association with Day Zero Productions and Mainstay Entertainment. “This may be the most important project we’ve ever produced,” Chopra said. “Not just because we got to collaborate with Trevor Noah and a team of brilliant creatives, but also because this show is so on brand for us.Read more on deadline.com
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