SHOWTIME SPORTS(R) PRESENTS "THE WORLD ACCORDING TO FOOTBALL," A DOCUMENTARY SERIES EXPLORING SOCCER'S IMMENSE HISTORY AND SOCIAL IMPACT
Five-Part Documentary Series Premieres Friday, December 1 on
SHOWTIME (R) at 8pm ET/PT
Photo Credit: Religion of Sports
November 20, 2023 - SHOWTIME SPORTS announces THE WORLD ACCORDING TO FOOTBALL, a five-part documentary series narrated and executive produced by Trevor Noah. The 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 WORLD ACCORDING TO FOOTBALL episode one will premiere December 1 on SHOWTIME at 8pm ET/PT, with episodes debuting weekly for five weeks. The entire series will be available on streaming for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers on the day of premiere. 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. Sports - and in this case specifically football/soccer - is a language through which we get to explore some of the most critical issues of our time. That's what we do at Religion of Sports. Also - in case you missed it - we got to work with Trevor Noah!!"
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