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  • Premiered: 
    May 25, 2018
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  • Network: Fox
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Sports
  • Tags: soccer (men's)

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Plot Synopsis

Executive produced and narrated by Gordon Ramsay, PHENOMS is a five-part, one-hour documentary series that chronicles the journey of the next great soccer players on their quests to represent their respective countries in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The series allows fans and viewers to experience the personal lives of players through unprecedented behind-the-scenes access. Some of the players featured include young stars from the world's top clubs and countries such as Dele Alli, Davinson Sanchez, Marco Asensio, Paulo Dybala, Gabriel Jesus, Ousmane Dembele, Adrien Rabiot, Leon Goretzka, Corentin Tolisso, Hirving Lozano and Marquinhos. This sports documentary series has been created by the world's top sports documentarians and award-winning storytellers -- filmmakers who've won Emmys, Peabodys and Academy Awards, including Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, Kevin Klauber, Chris Perkel, Leo Pearlman, Jane Preston, Alastair Uhlig, Lovinsa Kavuma, Bart van den Aardweg, Mirko Dreiling, Marco Schillaci, Gilles Rof, Joan Lloret and Sofia Geveyler.

"Goalkeepers," the third episode of PHENOMS, premiered during the TV section of the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, April 25, 2017 at 8:30pm ET at SVA Theatre (333 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011), followed by a panel discussion about the mini-series and road to the FIFA World Cup. The post-film panel, hosted by FOX Sports' Rachel Bonnetta, included guests Executive Producer Mario Melchiot; Executive Producer David Worthen Brooks; Producer Arbi Pedrossian; Creative Director Chris Perkel; Directors Jane Hicks, Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist; and Editor Thomas Verette.

One month later -- on May 25 -- PHENOMS had its official series premiere, as FOX debuted back-to-back episodes from 8-10pm:

"The Attackers" (8pm): Five of the world's best young goal scorers navigate meteoric success, fame and the high expectations that come with being international superstars; featuring Dele Alli, Marco Asensio, Gabriel Jesus, Paulo Dybala and Hirving Lozano.

"The Defenders" (9pm): Four young defenders must overcome uncertainty about their futures as they change clubs and solidify their place on their national team in time for World Cup; featuring Marquinhos, Davinson Sanchez, Kenny Tete and Alhassane Sylla.
On Friday, June 8, 2018 -- one week before World Cup 2018 kicks off -- FOX premiered the finale of PHENOMS, debuting back-to-back new episodes:

"Playmakers" (8pm): Four rising midfield stars must make important decisions on and off the field as they battle tough injuries and receive sizable offers on the road to Russia 2018; featuring Corentin Tolisso, Leon Goretzka, Roman Zobnin and Kellyn Acosta.

"Creators" (9pm): Five wingers and attacking midfielders must navigate the high expectations of substantial money transfers on their journeys to making their national team; featuring Ousmane Dembele, Orbelin Pineda, Oliver Burke, Callum O'Dowda and Moses Simon.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by All City