Everything we know about Netflix’s David Beckham documentary

Four-part docu-series introduces us to the man behind the footballing icon

David Beckham
A four-part docu-series on David Beckham is streaming on Netflix. (Netflix)

Odds are, you’re familiar with the name - but who is the real person behind footballing icon David Beckham? Well, in Netflix’s new docu-series, we’ll find out.

Directed by Succession actor and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens, Beckham promises to give us unprecedented access to the life and career of one of sport’s most recognised, successful and publicly scrutinised stars.

Read more: New on Netflix in October 2023

Boasting never-before-seen interviews with those closest to him, the series claims to challenge preconceptions by shining a new light on the key moments of Beckham’s life both on and off the pitch.

What else do we know about this new sporting series? Read on for all the key information you need, including its trailer, release date, interviewees and more.

Sir Alex Ferguson and David Beckham
Beckham will chronicle the star's sporting career. (Netflix)

All four episodes of Beckham are available to watch on Netflix from today, Wednesday, 4 October.

The series was directed by Stevens, an actor who was most recently seen in HBO mega-hit Succession who has also carved out a successful career as a documentary filmmaker.

Before starting work on Beckham, Stevens co-directed 2007's Crazy Love and solo-directed 2016’s climate change documentary Before The Flood. He also won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for producing 2010’s harrowing fishing documentary The Cove.

David and Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham will appear in the series. (Netflix)

As well as touching upon his hits and misses on the pitch - including the infamous moment during the 1998 World Cup game that saw him receive a red card for kicking Argentina’s Diego Simeone and arguably costing England a big win - the series will also look at his life in the public eye.

As husband to Spice Girl Victoria Beckham (formerly Adams) AKA Posh Spice, Beckham soon became the subject of intense tabloid attention as his reputation as a pop-culture icon continued to grow across the globe.

According to the docu-series' official synopsis, Stevens’ show will “give fans never-before-seen insight into who Beckham actually is, including his family, friends, teammates, and — yes — his shopping and cleaning habits.

"The result is an unprecedented look at an icon who, despite spending nearly 30 years in the public eye, just might surprise you.”

David Beckham with his mum and dad
David Beckham's mum and dad will feature in the docu-series. (Netflix)

Like any good docu-series, Beckham will include a wide array of talking head interviews, each of whom will offer a new angle on the show’s subject matter.

Audiences can expect to hear from the star’s friends, family and fellow footballing colleagues including Sir Alex Ferguson, Eric Cantona, Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes and Roy Keane alongside Victoria Beckham, Sporty Spice Mel C and even Beckham’s mum and Dad.

Carlos Queiroz, Luís Figo, Diego Simeone, Florentino Pérez, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldo Nazário, Fabio Capello and Míchel Salgado will also appear.

“Tonight we bring you the story of how David Beckham became a global phenomenon” says Trevor McDonald in archive footage that sets the scene nicely for the story that’s about to unfold.

Older footage from the '90s soon gives way to new interviews with key players in the footballer’s life, all while Beckham narrates his own unbelievable life story.

Watch the trailer below:

Beckham is streaming on Netflix now