Amazon Freevee has released the official trailer and key art for its coming-of-age Original docuseries, God. Family. Football., following former pro football player, legendary high school football coach, and pastor Denny Duron, as he comes out of a 30-year retirement from head coaching to lead the football program he founded at Evangel Christian Academy back to national prominence. All six episodes from the docuseries will premiere exclusively on Freevee in the U.S. beginning on Friday, September 1. Screeners for the series are available now on Screeners.com.
God. Family. Football. features the rich, diverse personal stories of Evangel’s players, coaching staff, and the broader Shreveport community, set against the dramatic backdrop of the 2022 Louisiana high school football season. With the perennial high school football powerhouse—14 state championships in the last 20 years—coming off their worst season in school history, redemption is everyone’s goal. Pastor Denny Duron has returned to the head coaching position to lead this talented group of kids, with dreams of playing in college and the NFL, into prominence on the field, while molding them into future leaders off of it. As the team faces struggle and triumph on and off the field, they are united by coach Duron’s formula for success: “God first, family second, and football third.”
“What drew me to this project and inspired me to help tell God. Family. Football.’s story of teamwork, hard work, and discipline was coach Duron’s faith-first approach to the game,” says executive producer Russell Wilson. “As the leader of Evangel Christian Academy, one of the top football programs in the country, coach Duron not only preaches but exemplifies what it means to be a winner on and off the field, and it is an honor to be able to share his lessons and legacy.”
God. Family. Football. hails from Propagate and is executive produced by Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, and Drew Buckley. The series was created and executive produced by Aaron Benward of Watershed. Jared Goetz of Ascending Media Group, NFL quarterback Russell Wilson in association with Why Not You Productions, and Rob Gehring also serve as executive producers. Cliff Young, Cody Bess, Scott Brignac, Chelsea Friedland, and Matt Woolsey serve as co-executive producers.
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About Ascending Media Group
Ascending Media Group was founded in 2019 by industry veteran Jared Goetz and focuses on content creation, distribution, and consulting services. Pulling from his experience licensing more than $11 billion in content sales over the last three decades, Goetz created Ascending Media Group with the goal of placing the right content on the right platform to ensure maximum engagement and value for the content creator, producer, and licensee. Since its founding, Ascending Media Group has licensed over 40 new release films and four television series, including Amazon Original film Jolt, Die Hart starring Kevin Hart and John Travolta, and Funny or Die’s Billy on the Street with Billy Eichner, while simultaneously managing the licensing of the Open Road Library of films. Upcoming projects for the company include Freevee Original series God. Family. Football.; Capstone's slate of films, including Breathe with Jennifer Hudson, Milla Jovovich, and Sam Worthington; and Sculptor Media’s Black Flies with Sean Penn and Tye Sheridan and Thug with Liam Neeson.
Founded in 2015 by Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens, who pioneered the global format business in the late 1990s, Propagate has offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Paris. Propagate’s documentary credits include the Emmy-nominated Hillary for Hulu; LFG for HBO Max in partnership with CNN Films; the Untold franchise, Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me, In Her Hands, November 13: Attack on Paris, and Haunted for Netflix; Burning and Lore for Prime Video; recurring true-crime series City Confidential for A&E Network; and Notre Dame: Our Lady of Paris for ABC. Unscripted series include American Song Contest for NBC, an adaptation of the iconic Eurovision Song Contest; Go-Big Show for TBS; In Search Of and Kings of Pain for History Channel; Million Dollar Wheels and The Culpo Sisters for Discovery+; Baking Impossible, Prank Encounters, and Latin music competition series La Firma for Netflix. Scripted credits include Rebelde Way for Netflix; Charmed for The CW, Blood and Treasure and Broke for CBS; along with Let’s Be Real and Our Kind of People for FOX, starring Yaya DaCosta and Morris Chestnut. Propagate also created and produced the original podcasts An Oral History of The Office with Spotify; and The Office Deep Dive with Brian Baumgartner and XOXO with Jessica Szohr with iHeartMedia. Propagate’s expanding portfolio of companies includes Electus (You vs. Wild, Running Wild With Bear Grylls, Jane the Virgin, Fashion Star), Big Breakfast (Adam Ruins Everything, Hot Date), Notional (Chopped franchise), and talent management firms Artists First, Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Select Management.
Founded in 2018 by Aaron Benward, Cody Bess, Scott Brignac, and Cliff Young, who collectively bring experience from all aspects of the entertainment industry. Award-winning music endeavors, Fortune 500 advertisers, high-fashion photography, and screenwriting all contribute to shaping the vision of Watershed. Watershed’s credits include Playing God (Hulu), Award-winning short film Boys, Speechless, Where We Go From Here, and upcoming Young Adult feature Chasing Oslo starring Jordan Fisher. Watershed’s documentary credits include Holding on to Hope, The Millers, and upcoming Man Alone: The Arthur Medina Story. Clients have included History Channel, Vh1, Religion of Sports, Sports Illustrated, Vogue, MTV, Sony Music, CoverGirl, and Google. For more information on Watershed, click here.
About Why Not You Productions
Established in 2019, Why Not You Productions was founded by Russell Wilson and Ciara, with co-founding partner Jason Weinberg. The vision at Why Not You Productions is to share entertaining and educational stories that create a sense of wonder, hope, and limitless possibility with a global audience. Since 2021, WNYP has had a First Look, for film and television, with Amazon Studios. Jordan Farmer serves as vice president, and most recently the company worked as executive producers on Unfinished Business, a documentary about the New York Liberty and the history of the WNBA, which is currently available to stream on Prime Video.
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