David Beckham is returning to his East London roots in a news series heading to Disney+, Save Our Squad with David Beckham.
The former international football star will feature in a heart-warming docu-series where he will return to his East London roots to mentor Westward Boys, a young, grassroots team who are at the bottom of their league, facing relegation.
Disney+ David Beckham series
In Save Our Squad with David Beckham, which drops on the streaming site on November 9, the 47-year-old is on a mission to help the young lads improve their skills and reach their full potential. Beckham is going to be working with the boys and with the head coaches as he tries to turn the team’s fortunes around.
In a teaser trailer, Beckham can be seen showing the youngsters how it’s done in training and in his voiceover he explains: ‘I want to help them win, that’s why I’m back.’
Beckham also commented on the trailer, on Instagram, calling the kids he worked with a “special group of boys”.
The series is co-produced by BAFTA and RTS Award-winning production company Twenty Twenty, and Studio 99, the global content and production studio co-founded by Beckham.
Save Our Squad with David Beckham also builds on Disney’s commitment to source, develop and produce original productions. Across EMEA alone, Disney’s International Content and Operations team plan to create 60 local productions by 2024 as it continues to work with outstanding creators and premium producers.
David Beckham celebrates 30 years in football
The announcement of the docu-series came as Beckham celebrated his 30th anniversary of joining Manchester United.
Beckham started his senior career at the Premier League club in 1992 and played as a midfielder – and the famous number ‘7’ – until 2003 before moving on to Real Madrid.
On social media, Beckham shared a video showing clips from his career at Man U, and showing some of his greatest moments and goals from his time with the team, alongside the caption “30 years ago today.. special day, special memories, special club.. thank you”.