Prime Video announced an official greenlight for "Good Neighbors," a three-part docuseries focusing on the rivalry between the Mexican and American national men’s soccer teams. The docu-series will debut this fall around the 2022 FIFA World Cup. "With anticipation building for the World Cup, we're thrilled to bring audiences this incredible docuseries about the electric rivalry between these cross-border national teams," said Matt Newman, head of Prime Video Original Sports Content. "'Good Neighbors' is the first in an exciting new slate of Original sports programming Prime Video Sports will be rolling out over the next several years. We can't wait for fans to learn more about all the amazing content we have on the horizon."
"Good Neighbors" is executive produced by Skydance Sports’ David Ellison, Jesse Sisgold, and Jon Weinbach; Meadowlark Media’s John Skipper and Deirdre Fenton and Ocellated Media’s Dante Moller. "Good Neighbors" is a co-production from Prime Video Sports and Skydance Sports, with Meadowlark Media and Ocellated producing. The series is directed by Academy Award-nominated Nicaraguan filmmaker Gabriel Serra and will feature a wide variety of American and Mexican perspectives, with episodes accessible for both English and Spanish-speaking audiences. “'Good Neighbors 'is the type of global storytelling we’re delighted to bring to our Prime Video customers as we continue to expand our slate of scripted and unscripted sports programming to complement our marquee live sports offerings,” said Marie Donoghue, vice president, Global Sports Video, Amazon.
"Good Neighbors" will detail the political, social, and sporting layers of a rivalry that has been broadcasted on TV over the past three decades. The title spotlights the personal and professional arcs of stars from each nation, like Landon Donovan (U.S.) and Rafa Márquez (Mexico), who became symbols of their country’s cultures during their respective careers in the early and mid-2000s. "Good Neighbors" will also examine the passionate, international battle for on-field talent and fan support that has made the U.S.-Mexico border one of the most fascinating soccer frontiers in the world, with players—and families—from both countries becoming the focus of recruiting battles between these two deeply interconnected nations. The men’s national teams from both the U.S. and Mexico qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which kicks off in November.
“The U.S.-Mexico rivalry is a fantastic, multilayered narrative that is both timely and timeless, and we’re incredibly excited and grateful for the opportunity to work with Prime Video Sports, Meadowlark, and Ocellated in bringing this story to a global audience," Jon Weinbach, president, Skydance Sports, said.
With anticipation building for the World Cup, we're thrilled to bring audiences this incredible docuseries about the electric rivalry between these cross-border national teams. 'Good Neighbors' is the first in an exciting new slate of Original sports programming Prime Video Sports will be rolling out over the next several years. We can't wait for fans to learn more about all the amazing content we have on the horizon.” Matt Newman Head of Prime Video Original Sports Content