Amazon Prime Video announced that it has officially greenlit good neighborsa three-part docuseries about one of the most particular and intense competitions in international sport: the rivalry between the men’s National Soccer Teams of Mexico and the United States.
The docuseries will premiere this fall around FIFA World Cup 2022.
good neighbors will reveal the political, social and sporting aspects of a rivalry that has become a must-see on television for the past 30 years. More than just a sports documentary, good neighbors highlights the personal and professional journeys of stars from each country, such as Landon Donovan (USA) and Rafa Marquez (Mexico), who became symbols of their nations’ cultures during their respective careers in the early and mid-2000s. 2000s.
good neighbors will also examine the exciting international battle to retain the most talented players, as well as the fan support that has made the US-Mexico border one of the most fascinating soccer borders in the world; there, players and families from both countries are the focus of recruiting fights between these two deeply interconnected nations. The US and Mexico Men’s National Teams have qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which begins in November.
“With the anticipation building for the World Cup, we are excited to bring audiences this incredible docuseries about the electrifying rivalry between these National Teams on both sides of the border,” said Matt Newman, Director of Prime Video Original. Sports Content. “good neighbors is the first production of new and exciting original sports programming to be released by Prime Video Sports in the coming years. We can’t wait for fans to learn more about the incredible content we have in store for the future.”
“good neighbors It’s the kind of global stories we’re excited to bring to our Prime Video customers as we continue to expand our sports content in different formats to complement our live sports programming,” said Marie Donoghue, Vice President of Global Sports Video, Amazon. .
Jon Weinbach, President of Skydance Sports, said, “The US-Mexico rivalry is a fantastic narrative that spans multiple themes and is simultaneously current and timeless. We are extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to work with Prime Video Sports, Meadowlark and Ocellated to bring this story to a global audience.”
“With its reputation, brand, worldwide distribution and impressive portfolio of global soccer rights, Prime Video is a spectacular service to launch. good neighbors and it is ideal to do it around the World Cup”, said John Skipper, CEO of Meadowlark.
“We are happy to collaborate with Prime Video on this story that spans both sides of the border,” said Dante Moller, CEO from Ocellated Media. “good neighbors it is a story that needs to be told in a balanced and profound way. The soccer rivalry between the United States and Mexico is complex and contentious, but it also shows a beautiful side of the best sport in the world.”
good neighbors is executive produced by David Ellison, Jesse Sisgold and Jon Weinbach of Skydance Sports; John Skipper and Deirdre Fenton of Meadowlark Media; and Dante Moller of Ocellated Media. good neighbors is a co-production of Prime Video Sports and Skydance Sports, with Meadowlark Media and Ocellated producing. Directed by Academy Award-nominated Nicaraguan filmmaker Gabriel Serra, the series will feature a wide variety of American and Mexican viewpoints, with episodes accessible to both English and Spanish-speaking audiences.