Netflix Doc ‘The Redeem Team’ Follows 2008 Olympics U.S. Men’s Basketball Team

The Redeem Team (Credit: IOC/Netflix)

Netflix has teamed up with the International Olympic Committee for a documentary titled The Redeem Team on the 2008 Olympics U.S. Men’s Basketball team.

The roster for the gold medal-winning team included LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carlos Boozer, Carmelo Anthony, Jason Kidd, Deron Williams, Dwight Howard, Chris Bosh, Chris Paul, Tayshaun Prince, and the late Kobe Bryant.

James and Wade are executive producers on the film, which premieres in October.

“In 2008, I played with heroes of mine, all stars, friends and future teammates,” Wade said in a statement. “Outside of winning and showing the world that we were still the most dominant, our other big challenge was changing the  perception of what everyone thought about the NBA and USA Basketball! I’m excited for everyone to get an opportunity to go behind the scenes and see all the work that went into this iconic team — The Redeem Team!”

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Here’s the official description of the documentary: “Using unprecedented Olympic footage and behind-the-scenes material, The Redeem Team tells the story of the US Olympic Men’s Basketball Team’s quest for gold at the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 following the previous team’s shocking performance four years earlier in Athens. The documentary offers a fascinating portrait of team building and features insightful interviews with athletes and coaches from Dwyane Wade and LeBron James to Mike ‘Coach K’ Krzyzewski, who reflect on how The Redeem Team set a new standard for American basketball.”

In addition to James and Wade, executive producers include Frank Marshall, Mike Tollin, Jon Weinbach, Mark Parkman, Mary Byrne and Yiannis Exarchos, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson and Philip Byron of Uninterrupted.

The film is directed by Jon Weinbach.

The Redeem Team releases globally on Netflix on Oct. 7.