Sky has ordered new Sky Original docuseries from Expectation, Chasing the Dream, which follows promising young football players from South London as they enter the most critical time in their fledgling sporting careers.
Produced by BAFTA and RTS award-winning indie, Expectation, in association with Sky Studios, the 4×60 minutes series will air on Sky Documentaries and NOW TV in 2022.
Filmed over the course of eighteen months, Chasing the Dream goes to the “epicentre of British footballing talent” – South London. Here, young players battle the odds in fenced-in, artificial pitches known as “the cages”, that occupy unlikely corners of towering council estates.
Alongside the players, the series centres the voices of pivotal influences in the tight knit world of South London football. From the scouts, agents and coaches who nurture talent, to the player’s families and those who stand shoulder to shoulder on the pitch.