Apple seems to be all-in on Lionel Messi-- so much so that the business is looking to expand content about the footballer beyond MLS Season Pass.
In a press release, Apple TV+ announced that it landed a new documentary series about Messi that will go behind the scenes of the superstar's move to Major League Soccer. Apple says that the documentary will be told over 6 episodes and will be produced by SMUGGLER Entertainment.
Now, with unprecedented access to Messi and his new Inter Miami CF household, this series takes viewers behind-the-scenes as the greatest gamer to ever step on the pitch attempts to lead his new team to a Leagues Cup title and beyond. From selling out record crowds across America at breakneck speed, to his amazing last-minute game-winning objective in his very first match, to minutes with Messi and his Inter Miami CF colleagues, the series chronicles Messi's immersion in America, the exceptional journey and improvement of Inter Miami CF, and many significantly, the impact he is presently having on soccer in North America as "Messi Mania" crisscrosses the continent.
In a declaration, Lionel Messi said: "I couldn't be better concerning Miami and signing up with such an incredible group of individuals and organization. I'm accompanying the desire to complete, win and assist the club continue to grow. I likewise believe we're going to actually enjoy ourselves, having fun which really unique things are going to take place."
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The documentary series will be executive produced by Emmy Award winner Tim Pastore (Free Solo, Jane), Emmy and Tony Award winners Patrick Milling Smith and Brian Carmody, and Emmy Award winner Matt Renner (Free Solo, Limitless with Chris Hemsworth).
This is in fact the 2nd documentary series about Messi in the works for Apple television+. Back in June, the business revealed a four-part documentary series (also from SMUGGLER Entertainment) about Messi's five FIFA World Cup appearances.
I've truly delighted in seeing Messi play in MLS, and the relocation is such a significant one, that I'll definitely be tuning in to see the documentary series when it comes out. Apple has been on a tear with strong sports documentaries lately (Underrated covering Stephen Curry being the current), so I anticipate much more after the Messi one.