A documentary on the 2008 U.S. men’s basketball team known as the “Redeem Team,” with executive producers including LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, will premiere on Netflix this fall.
“The Redeem Team” will debut Oct. 7, the streaming service announced Friday. The film is Netflix’s first collaboration with the International Olympic Committee. The documentary will include behind the scenes footage from the 2008 Olympic Games.
Kobe Bryant was captain of the 2008 team, which also included James, Wade, Jason Kidd, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony. The team, whose nickname referenced the fabled 1992 “Dream Team,” beat Spain in the gold-medal game.
Wade led the team in scoring at 16.0 points, with 11 All-Stars on the roster overall. Netflix’s special actually will be the second documentary on the team, following ESPN’s Road to Redemption.
“The Redeem Team” is directed by Jon Weinbach, a producer on Netflix’s 2020 documentary series on Michael Jordan’s final season with the Chicago Bulls, “The Last Dance.”
Netflix and the International Olympic Committee have collaborated with executive producers @DwyaneWade and @KingJames for The Redeem Team, a new documentary about the US Olympic Men's Basketball Team’s quest for gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing!
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— Netflix (@netflix) August 19, 2022