The show takes an inside look at elite professional soccer and the business that surrounds it. Focusing on players, agents, club owners, administrators and journalists, the series explores the off-field machinations of the beautiful game. Specifically, it charts ten tense weeks in the life of Jordan Burdett, a humble 17 year old wonder kid who is on the wish list of every major club in Europe. What starts out as a tug-of-war over a young player’s first professional contract becomes a darker conspiracy drama with thriller elements.
“The series goes behind the scene and highlights both the strengths of football as a worldwide sport and its weaknesses,” said Fred Burcksen, president and CEO of ZDFE. “We are extremely proud and honored to be partnering with Fuji TV on this first ever European-Japanese scripted co-production.”