Cristiano Ronaldo to produce a football drama for Facebook
The Real Madrid No.7 will take a step in to show-business and will produce a drama about a women's football team based in New York State.
Cristiano Ronaldo continues to explore new business ventures beyond the world of football. Real Madrid’s No.7 has already invested in the hotel industry and has his own line of clothing, and he will now dip his toe in the world of show business by producing a football drama that will air on Facebook.
Ronaldo excited for 'amazing experience'
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ronaldo will produce an untitled series that will follow the fortunes of a women’s high school football team in upstate New York.
"To be the executive producer of this series is going to be an amazing experience, especially given the talent of the people who are working very hard to bring it to life,” Ronaldo said.
“The story of my life has many similarities with the highs and lows the girls varsity soccer team will face in the series. 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."
Liz Garcia and Josh Harto will write the series, which will form part of Facebook’s strategy to move closer to Netflix and HBO in terms of video output.