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FuboTV’s fledgling studio arm scores Michael Vick football docuseries

The newly launched studio arm of sports-focused streamer FuboTV has teamed up with American football player Michael Strahan’s prodco SMAC Entertainment to develop a docuseries about the evolution of the black quarterback in the US.

Michael Vick (photo: Ed Yourdon via CC)

Former quarterback Michael Vick will present the as-yet-untitled eight-part documentary series, which is the inaugural production from Fubo Studios, the original production arm of FuboTV.

It will include conversations between Vick and various football figures, including Patrick Mahomes, Cam Newton, Tony Dungy, Andy Reid and Doug Williams, as well as cultural figures, celebrities and journalists.

From Fritz Pollard and Doug Williams to Colin Kaepernick and Patrick Mahomes, the men who play the quarterback position have become catalysts and voices for changing currents in society.

The producers said the series aims to provide equal parts history, context and a glimpse into where the game and the country are going.

Vick said: “I was always told that I revolutionised the quarterback position, but I also like to give credit to the ones who I idolised as a kid and who paved the way, like Randall Cunningham, Steve McNair and Donovan McNabb. When you look at the evolution of the black quarterback, it’s because of the people that came before us.”

“At SMAC, we tell stories that go beyond the headlines and dig deep into our culture; this project is no different,” said Fred Anthony Smith, VP of non-scripted at SMAC Entertainment, who will serve as director of the docuseries.

“The story of the evolution of the black quarterback is the story of how a group of men fought for the chance to play a position, revolutionised the game and impacted and shaped culture off the field.”

Pamela Duckworth, head of Fubo Networks and originals at FuboTV, said: “We are dedicated to featuring the voice of the athlete on and off the field and this series will spotlight iconic voices through a new lens.”

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