Apple TV+ today unveiled the official trailer for "Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend," a captivating four-part documentary event from SMUGGLER Entertainment. This series traces the extraordinary career of Lionel Messi, the eight-time Ballon d'Or winner, focusing on his five FIFA World Cup appearances and culminating in his triumphant win at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Inside the World of Lionel Messi
In this documentary, Messi himself narrates the story of his remarkable career with the Argentina national football team. The series promises an intimate and never-before-seen perspective on Messi's pursuit of a defining World Cup victory, a goal that has shaped his entire career. Set to premiere globally on February 21, 2024, the series is a must-watch for football enthusiasts and Messi fans alike.
A Journey Through Messi's Career and Influence
"Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend" not only covers the athletic achievements of one of the world's most celebrated athletes but also delves into the lives of his supporters in Argentina and around the world. Featuring in-depth interviews with Messi, his teammates, coaches, and fans, the documentary provides a comprehensive view of Messi's impact both on and off the field. It follows his path from his early days with the national team, through challenges and triumphs, to his temporary retirement in 2016 and his spectacular return that led to his crowning as the 2022 tournament's best player.
The Creative Minds Behind the Documentary
The documentary is brought to life by an award-winning production team. Executive producers include Emmy winner Tim Pastore, Patrick Milling Smith and Brian Carmody (both Emmy and Tony Award winners), and Emmy winner Matt Renner. They are joined by Jenna Millman and Juan Camilo Cruz, adding depth and expertise to the series. Produced by SMUGGLER Entertainment in association with Pegsa, this docuseries is set to be a landmark in sports documentaries.
Messi in 2024: Continuing the Legacy
In addition to the documentary, fans can continue to follow Messi's journey on the field. In 2024, viewers can watch him play for Inter Miami CF in the MLS Season Pass, a subscription service offered by Apple and Major League Soccer, available in over 100 countries and regions.
Apple TV+'s Growing Portfolio of Original Content
Apple TV+ has established itself as a leader in original streaming content since its launch on November 1, 2019. With a diverse array of drama, comedy, documentaries, and family entertainment, Apple TV+ has been recognized for its quality content, including the multi-Emmy Award-winning “Ted Lasso” and Oscar-winning “CODA.” "Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend" adds to this impressive lineup, promising to be another hit for the platform.