Matthew Vaughn’s UK production company “Marv” is set to make its first TV series with “Day 1’s”, a ten-episode soccer centric series. Marv studio was behind the Kingsman franchise and last year’s Elton John biopic Rocketman. Titled Day 1’s, the show is being co-created by Doug Ellin, best known as the Emmy and BAFTA winner and six-time Golden Globe nominee behind Entourage, and Chris Case, who produced Mad About You and Spin City, with both acting as showrunners on the 10-episode series.
Marv is working closely with French soccer legend Thierry Henry and his long-term agent Darren Dein, who will both serve as executive producers on the series. Henry will appear as himself throughout the series.
The series will focus on a young footballer called Dezmond Kin and his crew as they navigate his growing stature and struggles.
“For my first journey into television I couldn’t have a better partner than Doug and with Thierry and Darren to guide us on the football, it’s a dream come true.”-Matthew Vaughn said.
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Doug Ellin added, “I love writing about friends who are family and this show gives us a great new platform to do that. Chris and I are going deep inside the life of an elite athlete to explore the world of Premier League football, a world we find more exciting, interesting, and even crazy, by the day. We’re thrilled to be partnered with Thierry and Darren whose first-hand knowledge and expertise lends great authenticity, and to have a visionary like Matthew Vaughn on board to bring this show to life couldn’t be more exciting.”
Thierry Henry said, “Entourage was one of my favourite TV shows and when Doug invited me on set to film my brief cameo appearance in the movie, I never would have thought that I would be part of bringing a new TV show to life. I’m also incredibly excited that Matthew Vaughn has agreed to bring his vast expertise and knowledge to the series along with many more extremely talented individuals. Hopefully I can share some of my experiences as this topic is much closer to my heart.”
The prequel in the “Kingsman” franchise, “The King’s Man,” releases worldwide in February 2021, co-written and directed by Vaughn and produced by Marv.
Now “Day 1’s” casting is underway and Filming is due to begin in 2021.