Lionel Messi will have his own animated series

Lionel Messi will have his own animated series

Álex de la Iglesia dates back to the childhood and adolescence of the Argentine player who is one of the great idols in the history of football. Through archive footage, interviews and never-before-seen family recordings, it recreates the most important moments in Messi’s life. (Warner Bros.)

The popularity of Argentine football idol Lionel Messi seems to have no limits, since now the athlete will leave the playing field to reach the small screen. Leo has teamed up with Sony Music Entertainment to develop a new anime series after winning the World Cup in Qatar. As revealed, the series will show Messi as a child as he faces obstacles on a journey through a video game. This project will be aimed at children and young people and will feature original music by artists and composers from the record label.

Deadline reported that this project will be produced in English, Spanish and several other languages. It has been clarified that it will be Sony Music’s Premium Content division, which will produce this show in association with Leo Messi Management, the Argentine athlete’s company. The soccer star will oversee the development and distribution of the series.

There is still no release date and no streaming platform or TV channel will broadcast the expected show. It is not known if Lionel will lend his voice to this animated project. Since 2021, Messi has played for Paris Saint-Germain, where he scored 18 goals in 46 games, and also won a record seven Ballon d’Ors, the award for the best player in the world.

In a statement released with the news of the deal, Messi revealed that one of the main reasons for associating with this production was that his children are big fans of anime series and he wanted to do or participate in something. something her little ones would like. . “Since I was a child, I have always loved animated series and my children are big fans of animated characters. Being able to participate in an animation project makes me happy, because it fulfills one of my dreams. I want to thank Sony Music for joining this project and we hope everyone likes the result, especially girls and boys,” said Messi.

For his part, Fernando Cabral, Director of Business Development, Regional Latino-Iberia of Sony Music Entertainment spoke a little more about this long-awaited production: “It is a privilege for Sony Music to collaborate with Lionel Messi on this project. to show the power and lessons of sport in association with the greatest footballer of all time and one of the greatest athletes in history. We look forward to bringing this moving and humbling series to the screens of audiences of all ages around the world.”

This isn’t the only TV project Messi has been involved in, in July last year he was one of the main figures in Argentina national team: the seriesa Prime Video production that showed behind the scenes of the albiceleste team from the reconstruction of the mystical team to their road to Qatar 2022. For its part, Netflix added the documentary series to its catalog the same year. Be Eternal: Champions of America, which reflects the long and complicated path the athletes had to overcome to get out of the bad streak they found themselves in.

It was also in 2015 that Spanish filmmaker Alex de la Iglesia made a production based on the footballer, who he referred to simply as Messi. The documentary deals with the life and career of the famous footballer, using real and fictional footage, depicting the most important moments since he was four years old.

Before the premiere of this project, you can see Argentina national team: the series which is available on Prime Video.

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