[04/18/18 - 07:18 AM] FOX Sports Premieres "Phenoms" Soccer Documentary Mini-Series at Tribeca Film Festival(R) Ahead of Network TV Debut Look for the five-part series to air across three Fridays on FOX beginning May 25.
[via press release from FOX Sports]
FOX SPORTS PREMIERES "PHENOMS" SOCCER DOCUMENTARY MINI-SERIES AT TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL(R) AHEAD OF NETWORK TV DEBUT
Exclusive "Goalkeepers" Episode Screening on April 25
with Executive Producers David Worthen Brooks and Mario Melchiot
and Other Influential Contributors
Network Television Premiere Set for May 25, on FOX
LOS ANGELES, CA - April 18 - FOX Sports today announced the world premiere of the action-packed soccer documentary mini-series, PHENOMS, at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, in its Tribeca TV section. The network will showcase the FOX Sports Films series' third episode, "Goalkeepers," introducing audiences to the behind-the-scenes journey with these future stars, who act as the true last line of defense for their countries on the global stage.
The premiere takes place Wednesday, April 25 at 8:30pm ET at SVA Theatre (333 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011), followed by a panel discussion about the upcoming mini-series and road to the FIFA World Cup(TM). The post-film panel, hosted by FOX Sports' Rachel Bonnetta, includes guests Mario Melchiot (Executive Producer, PHENOMS; former professional player); David Worthen Brooks (Executive Producer, PHENOMS; EVP, ALL CITY); Arbi Pedrossian (Producer, PHENOMS); Chris Perkel (Series Creative Director, PHENOMS); Directors Jane Hicks, Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist; and Thomas Verette (editor, PHENOMS).
In its May network television premiere, PHENOMS will kick-off with back-to-back episodes, "Attackers" and "Defenders," on Friday, May 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX. Episode 3, "Goalkeepers," will air on Friday, June 1, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, ahead of the finale on June 8, when Episodes 4 and 5, "Playmakers" and "Creators," will air back-to-back at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET/PT. The full schedule, including re-airs on FS1, is available below.
The five-part documentary chronicles the journey of the next great soccer players on their quests to represent their respective countries in the 2018 FIFA World Cup(TM). The series allows fans and viewers to experience the personal lives of players through unprecedented behind-the-scenes access. Some of the players featured include young stars from the world's top clubs and countries such as Dele Alli, Davinson Sanchez, Marco Asensio, Paulo Dybala, Gabriel Jesus, Ousmane Dembele, Adrien Rabiot, Leon Goretzka, Corentin Tolisso, Hirving Lozano and Marquinhos.
This captivating global sports documentary series has been created by the world's top sports documentarians and award-winning storytellers -- filmmakers who've won Emmys, Peabodys and Academy Awards, including Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, Kevin Klauber, Chris Perkel, Leo Pearlman, Jane Preston, Alastair Uhlig, Lovinsa Kavuma, Bart van den Aardweg, Mirko Dreiling, Marco Schillaci, Gilles Rof, Joan Lloret and Sofia Geveyler.
FOX Sports has partnered with Verizon, a broadcast sponsor of FOX's FIFA World Cup(TM) coverage, and associate sponsor Hisense, a global technology leader and an Official Sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup(TM), to bring PHENOMS to life.
PHENOMS TV Schedule:
Friday, May 25
8:00 PM ET/PT - Episode 1 / Attackers, FOX
9:00 PM ET/PT - Episode 2 / Defenders, FOX
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About ALL CITY 21st Century Fox
All City is a creative content studio designed to develop and produce entertainment and branded content for major brands amplified with the platforms of Fox Networks Group, which includes FOX, FX, Fox Sports and National Geographic and media platforms including Hulu, ITunes, Netflix and Amazon. Established as a joint venture with 21st Century Fox, All City has revolutionized branded content by cultivating story-based partnerships with top brands such as Mars Candy, T-Mobile, Verizon, Walmart, USAA and NASA. All City brings networks and brands together at the creator's table to design entertainment for the future of media. Recognized for their work by top tier festivals such as Cannes, Sundance and South by Southwest. Their latest project, Phenoms, a global scale documentary series that follows key players and their journey leading up to the 2018 World Cup, will possibly be the most epic soccer documentary ever made.