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.
Never-seen before footage, including basketball footage from the past 70 years of Olympic history will be used in the documentary.
The Redeem Team tells the story of the US Olympic Men’s Basketball Team’s quest for gold at the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 following the previous team’s shocking performance four years earlier in Athens.
The documentary offers a fascinating portrait of team building and features insightful interviews with athletes and coaches from Dwyane Wade and LeBron James to Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, who reflect on how The Redeem Team set a new standard for American basketball.
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!