Netflix has announced that the documentary ‘The Redeem Team’ will premiere globally on the platform on October 7. It has been made in collaboration with International Olympic Committee (IOC) and chronicles the 2008 gold medal winning journey of the US Olympic Men’s Basketball team.
‘The Redeem Team’ uses high quality Olympic footage and behind-the-scenes material to take a deep dive into what went behind this hard fought victory; especially after the team’s dismal performance in Athens 2004.
This is Netflix’s first partnership with the Olympic Channel, which is the media studio owned and operated by the IOC. ‘The Redeem Team’ also marks the production debut of the Olympic Channel’s with a global streaming service.
The organisation has used never-seen-before archives for this documentary, including basketball footage from the past 70 years of Olympic history.
‘The Redeem Team’ has been directed by Jon Weinbach and Olympians Dwyane Wade and LeBron James have filled in the boots of Executive Producers.
Talking about the documentary, Dwyane Wade said, “In 2008, I played with heroes of mine, all stars, friends and future teammates. Outside of winning and showing the world that we were still the most dominant, our other big challenge was changing the perception of what everyone thought about the NBA and USA Basketball!
“I’m excited for everyone to get an opportunity to go behind the scenes and see all the work that went into this iconic team — The Redeem Team!”