Produced by the two sports legends and The Last Dance‘s Jon Weinbach, The Redeem Team tells the story of the U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team’s quest for gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, following the previous team’s shocking performance four years earlier in Athens.
The documentary features insightful interviews with athletes and coaches, including both Wade, 40, and James, 37, as well as Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, who will give fans an inside look at how the Redeem Team set a new standard for American basketball.
Operations Executive Mark Parkman said the documentary “represents the very best of what the Olympics are all about.” Parkman promises that The Redeem Team will “bring viewers directly inside that team and the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 by showcasing the personality and dynamics of a special group of superstars who came together as one to reclaim basketball supremacy on the biggest stage in sports.”
After the major success of HBO’s The Last Dance, Weinbach was looking to tell another inspiring sports story. For him, the the Redeem Team was, “unlike every American basketball team.” Weinbach told Tudum, “These guys had lost not once, not twice, but three times…I wanted to remind people why it was a redemption.”
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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Natasha Dye