Real Madrid soccer superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, is helping to produce and develop two original sports projects, the first being a cartoon series for kids, the second is a documentary series titled The Beautiful Game.
Ronaldo has partnered with animation producer Graphic India and the digital content management company VMS Communications, to create the show called Striker Force 7.
“I have always been a fan of superheroes and I’m thrilled to help to create this new animated series,” Ronaldo said. “In the same way football connects cultures and people around the world, I believe great animated characters and heroes can do the same.”
Ronaldo’s second recently announced media venture is the documentary series, The Beautiful Game which will follow an upstate New York high school girls’ soccer team. This will be a scripted series, depicting a local team’s ability inspire the “local community to transcend the racial, ethnic and class differences that divide it.”
“The story of my life has many similarities with the highs and lows the girls varsity soccer team will face in the series,” Ronaldo said. “While the series is set against the background of soccer, it goes much deeper than just the beautiful game. It’s about values, challenges, friendship, difficult times, hard work, solidarity, tensions, and harmony. In a word — it’s about life.”
The Beautiful Game will be available to consumers on Facebook Watch, no timetable for either project was announced.