One of the greatest players of all time will be gracing your television screens soon! Here is everything we know so far about Apple TV+’s Messi Meets America.
Attention readers! An exciting new event that will bring together soccer fans from all over the continent to witness the legendary Lionel Messi in action is just around the corner; a few hours ago, the network officially dropped a brand new trailer for Messi Meets America, which showcases that this new docuseries delves into the life of the legendary Argentine professional footballer as his fans will get to join Lionel Messi as he embarks on his historic next chapter — taking North America and Major League Soccer by storm and ushering in a new era with his Inter Miami CF teammates.
Even though the official trailer is only 38 seconds long, the clip showcases that the highly anticipated six-part documentary event from SMUGGLER Entertainment will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Lionel Messi, the greatest of all time in a sport that commands the devotion of five billion fans around the world, as he makes his debut in Leagues Cup and Major League Soccer. Moreover, the series is set to premiere globally next week on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, with the first three episodes. Additional episodes are currently in production, to premiere later this season.
Take a look at the official Messi Meets America trailer on the Apple TV+ YouTube channel below:
The soccer star recently won the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 with the Argentina national football team and is now conquering America, showcasing his abilities on the field and even sparking interest in Hollywood stars and producers who are ready to work with him on possible projects. As a result of his spectacular World Cup performance, he has also caught the eye of some of the best clubs in the country and has won over admirers with his amazing talents and personality.
When the docuseries was announced earlier this year, Messi said: “I couldn’t be happier coming to Miami and joining such an amazing group of people and organization. I’m joining with the desire to compete, win, and help the club continue to grow. I also think we’re going to really enjoy ourselves, have a good time and that very special things are going to happen.”
In his own words, Messi tells the definitive story of his incredible career with the Argentina national football team, providing an intimate and unprecedented look at his quest for a legacy-defining World Cup victory. This series provides rare and unique access before, during, and after the monumental feat of becoming a legendary champion, from Qatar’s training grounds to the chaos of press junkets to the quiet contemplation of Messi’s private room.
The series highlights a thrilling mash-up of the public and private worlds of the planet’s top living athlete as well as that of his loyal supporters across Argentina and those who made the pilgrimage to Qatar. The series also features the most personal interviews to date with Messi, alongside conversations with teammates, coaches, competitors, devout fans, and commentators testifying to the incredible influence and impact he has on a nation and world stage, along with the grace, fortitude, and willpower he has exhibited throughout his career.
The docuseries charts the dramatic path from his first match with the Argentina national football team to carry the weight of a country on his shoulders through several elusive World Cup wins, leading to his early retirement in 2016 and, ultimately, the comeback to become a FIFA World Cup champion and be crowned the 2022 tournament’s best player. In his own words, Messi tells the definitive story of his incredible career with the Argentina national football team, providing an intimate and unprecedented look at his quest for a legacy-defining World Cup victory.
On the other hand, the official press release of the docu-series details the following:
After over twenty unforgettable and record-breaking years of excellence between Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain and winning the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 with the Argentina national football team, Messi made a landmark decision that forever changed the face of soccer in North America by joining Major League Soccer and Inter Miami CF. Now, with unprecedented access to Messi and his new Inter Miami CF family, “Messi Meets America” takes viewers behind the scenes as the greatest player to ever step on the pitch leads his new team to a Leagues Cup title and beyond.
From selling out record crowds across America at breakneck speed to his incredible last-minute game-winning goal in his very first match to moments with Messi and his Inter Miami CF teammates, the series chronicles Messi’s immersion in America, the remarkable journey and transformation of Inter Miami CF, and most significantly, the impact he is currently having on soccer in North America as “Messi Mania” crisscrosses the continent.
“Messi Meets America” is executive produced by Emmy Award winner Tim Pastore (“Free Solo,” “Jane”), Emmy and Tony Award winners Patrick Milling Smith and Brian Carmody, and Emmy Award winner Matt Renner (“Free Solo,” “Limitless with Chris Hemsworth”) of SMUGGLER Entertainment, alongside Scott Boggins (“The Circus,” “24/7”). The series is produced for Apple by SMUGGLER Entertainment and produced in association with Major League Soccer.
Messi Meets America: Where to stream?
On the Apple TV app for Major League Soccer and MLS Season Pass, subscribers can watch the series with Inter Miami CF from more than 100 different nations and territories.
Apple TV+ subscribers can sign up for the MLS Season Pass at a special price of $12.99 per month or $25 for the rest of the season. MLS Season Pass, the subscription service from Apple and Major League Soccer on the Apple TV app, is available to watch all MLS matches and the highly anticipated MLS Cup playoffs, plus Leagues Cup matches and hundreds of MLS Next Pro and MLS Next games, in English, Spanish, or French on various devices through the Apple TV app on smart TVs, streaming devices, set-top boxes, and game consoles, as well as on the web at tv.apple.com, for $6.99 per month.
For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.
The next chapter begins.
Messi Meets America premieres October 11. pic.twitter.com/uJ98mRCtQi
— Apple TV (@AppleTV) October 2, 2023
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