( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) New Series Produced by NFL Quarterback Russell Wilson Follows Legendary High School Football Coach Denny Duron
ENSPIRE Contributor: Cailin Tennis
If you’re looking for a new show to binge, Russell Wilson’s newest release is for you. The new series follows former pro football player, legendary high school football coach, and pastor Denny Duron as he returns to coaching. NFL quarterback Russell Wilson serves as an executive producer with Propagate and Watershed Producing. This excellent new series dives into the drama and intensity of a high school football team while highlighting the meaningful takeaways of the game.
The show’s focal point is Denny Duron. He comes out of a 30-year retirement from head coaching to lead the football program he founded at Evangel Christian Academy back to national prominence. The show features the rich, diverse personal stories of Evangel’s players, coaching staff, and the broader Shreveport community. It’s set against the dramatic backdrop of the 2022 Louisiana high school football season, which makes for an all-time exciting show.
With the perennial high school football powerhouse—14 state championships in the last 20 years—coming off their worst season in school history, redemption is everyone’s goal. Pastor Denny Duron has returned to the head coaching position to lead this talented group of kids, with dreams of playing in college and the NFL. He guides them into prominence on the field while molding them into future leaders. As the team faces struggle and triumph on and off the field, coach Duron’s formula for success unites them: God first, family second, and football third.”
Russell Wilson, who is a former NFL quarterback, produced the show and could comment on his inspiration for the project. “What drew me to this project and inspired me to help tell this story of teamwork, hard work, and discipline was coach Duron’s faith-first approach to the game,” he says. “Coach Duron is the leader of Evangel Christian Academy, one of the top football programs in the country. In this position, he not only preaches but exemplifies what it means to be a winner on and off the field.” He summarizes by saying, “It is an honor to be able to share his lessons and legacy.”
All six episodes of God. Family. Football. will premiere only on Freevee in the U.S. beginning on Friday, September 1. This coming-of-age sports docuseries is the result of a great deal of hard work and dedication by athletes and creators alike. Watch the official series trailer below, and check out Amazon Freevee to watch the entire series.