Human Playground: Release date, cast, synopsis, trailer & more

Human Playground is a docuseries that traces the history and emergence of sports into the mainstream, and how sport is used today to empower and share cultures.

Release date

Human Playground will be released on Netflix on September 30.

Cast and creators

  • Idris Elba

Created by Hannelore Vandenbussche

Directed by Tomas Kaan


“Narrated by Idris Elba, this docuseries explores the origins and evolution of play across the globe, from age-old rituals to billion-dollar businesses.”

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Other details

Idris Elba is well known for his role in films such as Beast, Three Thousand Years of Longing and his appearance in Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise.


The short clip traces the history of play and sports all over the world, citing how thousands, even millions of such games exist around the globe. 

Play has evolved from a fight to survive, and Human Playground attempts to unearth the origins, and see the journey that games have taken to be what they are today.

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