It’s like entourage, but football.
Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn tackles his first television project. Vaughns Marv Films is to produce day 1, a 10-episode series set in the world of professional football entourage Creator Doug Ellin.
As reported by Variety, Ellin is writing the series and will also act as a showrunner Chris Case. Additionally French soccer star Thierry Henry becomes Executive Producing with his agent Darren your and will appear on the series as himself. The show will follow a young gamer named Dezmond King struggling with his rising fame. Vaughn will direct the pilot episode, which is expected to begin filming next year.
Vaughn said, “For my first trip to television, I couldn’t have a better partner than Doug. And with Thierry and Darren, who join us in football, a dream will come true. ”
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“I love writing about friends who are family and this show gives us a great new platform to do that,” said Ellin. “Chris and I delve deep into the life of an elite athlete to explore the world of Premier League football, a world we find more exciting, more interesting and even crazier every day. We are thrilled to be working with Thierry and Darren, whose firsthand knowledge and expertise lend great authenticity, and to have a visionary like Matthew Vaughn on board to bring this show to life couldn’t be more exciting. ”
“Entourage was one of my favorite TV shows, and when Doug invited me on set to film my brief cameo in the film, I never thought I’d be part of a new TV show,” said Henry. “I’m also incredibly excited that Matthew Vaughn has agreed to bring his vast expertise and knowledge, along with many other extremely talented individuals, to the series. Hopefully I can share some of my experiences as this is a topic that is close to my heart. ”
Vaughn’s next film, the Kingsman prequel The King’s Man, was originally supposed to be released in November 2019, but has been postponed to February 2020. It was postponed again to September 2020 and finally postponed again to February 2021 due to the pandemic. That amount of release data mixed up in the pre-COVID world isn’t generally a good sign, but hopefully the prequel will be as fun as Vaughn’s original. For more Entourage-related news, click here to read an interesting casting announcement Armie Hammerwho made an adorable cameo as himself in the Entourage film.
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