FIFA+ releases Captains docuseries ahead of World Cup
Captains marks a new frontier for sports docuseries, taking you inside the players lives on a scale never seen before and reaching new depths of intimacy – tackling family life, national expectations, complex psychology and elite performance
The wide-reaching series - a joint production between FIFA+, Netflix and Fulwell 73 - goes behind-the-scenes with six national captains as they strive to reach the FIFA World Cup™
Season 1 features Thiago Silva, Luka Modric, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and others while Season 2, released in the new year, will follow new captains as they take to the sport’s pinnacle, the FIFA World Cup 2022™
Ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022™, FIFA+ has today released the newest and most ambitious Original on the platform so far, Captains, a genre-shifting, behind-the-scenes docuseries of some of world football’s biggest names in their most challenging moments.
Featuring eight episodes published exclusively on FIFA+ and then Netflix, Captains: Season 1 intimately follows icons from around the world, including Brazil’s Thiago Silva, Croatia’s Luka Modric, and Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, as they attempt to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022.
The series – filmed on a scale never seen before in football media – marks a new frontier for a sports documentary series. Together with FIFA+, it was produced by Fulwell 73, with Leo Pearlman, Ben Turner, Gabe Turner and Richard Thompson as Executive Producers.
Through charting the players journey for qualification, the show tackles how they juggle family life with the expectations of a nation, shining a light on the complex psychology behind performing at the very highest level.
Some end in success, while others miss the mark, but every high and low is charted as Captains takes viewers behind-the-scenes of those carrying the weight of their nation.
The Captains followed in Season 1 are:
- Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)
- Luka Modric (Croatia)
- Thiago Silva (Brazil)
- Hassan Maatouk (Lebanon)
- Brian Kaltack (Vanuatu)
- Andre Blake (Jamaica)
Discussing the series, Brazil Captain Thiago Silva, said: "For me, the FIFA World Cup is the pinnacle of achievement in football, and to be there alongside my fellow countrymen is the greatest honour on the planet.
“We left everything on the pitch to qualify, and to have our journey documented so intimately in Captains is an experience like no other. The series captures our emotions, frustrations, ups and downs like few have done before"