Apple TV+ is making an all-access docuseries on the US football league, Major League Soccer.  Producers of Apple’s “Make or Break”  and Netflix show “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” Box to Box Films are producing the series

The new eight-part, “panoramic documentary event”, currently in production, offers a definitive, “never-before-seen insider’s view into the league”, while spotlighting all of the biggest moments of the 2024 season. With “unprecedented” access to players, coaches and teams, the series “takes fans through the most compelling storylines, adrenaline-pumping moments and captivating personalities of the 2024 MLS season,” from preseason all the way to the 2024 MLS Cup final.

The series is produced for Apple by Box to Box Films in partnership with Major League Soccer. Executive producers are Academy Award and BAFTA Award winner James Gay-Rees (“Senna,” “Formula 1: Drive to Survive,” “Amy”), Emmy Award winner Paul Martin (“Make or Break,” “Formula 1: Drive to Survive”) and Warren Smith (“Make or Break,” “Full Swing”).

In 2023, Apple and MLS began a 10-year partnership and launched MLS Season Pass, the subscription service available on the Apple TV app that allows fans in more than 100 countries and regions to watch every MLS match “in one convenient place with no blackouts, exclusive content and deeper coverage than ever before.”

The currently untitled Major League Soccer docuseries joins Apple’s “Messi Meets America,” a six-part documentary event also produced in association with Major League Soccer, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Lionel Messi as he made his highly anticipated debut in Leagues Cup and Major League Soccer in 2023; and, the upcoming “Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend,” the first official and definitive account of Messi’s sensational career with the Argentina national team and his five FIFA World Cup appearances.

Apple’s expanding offering of non-fiction programming featuring the biggest stories in sports also includes “Make or Break,” the high stakes documentary from Box To Box Films following the world’s best surfers; “The Dynasty: New England Patriots,” the upcoming documentary event series about the New England Patriots, from Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Documentaries; the currently untitled film on the groundbreaking life and career of seven-time Formula One world champion Sir Lewis Hamilton; “Underrated,” featuring NBA legend Stephen Curry; and, the Emmy Award nominated four-part documentary event series “They Call Me Magic,” chronicling the life and career of two-time NBA Hall of Famer and cultural icon Earvin “Magic” Johnson, among others.

Jon Creamer

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