Production has begun on a new Netflix documentary series about David Beckham.

The “definitive” multi-part series will “go beyond the shine of stardom” to explore Beckham’s humble working class beginnings in East London, and the drive and determination that led him to become one of the most recognisable and scrutinised athletes of all time.

It will feature a mixture of never-before-seen personal archive footage from the last forty years and interviews with David Beckham, his family and friends, and key figures who have been part of his journey both on and off the pitch.

The project is helmed by Academy Award-winner Fisher Stevens (PALMER, And We Go Green, The Cove) who serves as director and executive producer, along with Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning producer John Battsek (One Day in September, Searching for Sugar Man, Winter on Fire).

The production companies are Studio 99 in association with Ventureland.

It will be edited by Chris King (Senna, Amy) and Bjorn Johnson (Don’t F**k With Cats, Bad Sport) with cinematography by Tim Cragg (Three Identical Strangers, Billie).

Jon Creamer

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