Amazon Freevee has picked up the sports docuseries God. Family. Football, which will follow Coach Denny Duron as he tries to restore the once powerful Louisiana high school football program he built back to its winning ways.
Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport, Louisiana won 14 state titles in Duron's final 20 seasons. The Eagles went 3-8 last season, after a winless 2020 campaign, according to MaxPreps.
This season, with the 70-year-old Duron, a pastor, returning to the sidelines, and production company Propagate's cameras rolling, Evangel Christian is 3-3 so far.
Amazon and Propagate are seeking to tell a redemption story about a coach who preaches a priority list ranking the Man Upstairs first, family second and football third.
“High school football is a transformative experience for 16,000-plus teams and towns across the country, with wins and losses felt not just by the coaches, players, and parents, but the community as a whole,” said Lauren Anderson, head of AVOD Original Content and Programming at Amazon Studios. “Coach Denny developed a winning strategy for the Eagles over three decades, leading by example through faith, family, and football. We look forward to sharing the team’s comeback story and that familiar Friday-night camaraderie with our Freevee audience, as the Eagles’ emotional and inspirational football season unfolds.”
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. Rob Gehring, who created the visual storytelling style for HBO's Hard Knocks, will be listed as show-runner and executive producer. Ascending Media Group's Jared Goetz also serves as executive producer.
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