Starz takes a look at a crime-ridden neighborhood in Miami that’s arguably the NFL’s largest and most successful football factory in the six-part documentary series Warriors of Liberty City.
The series follows a season with the Liberty City Warriors, a youth football program founded by hip-hop pioneer Luther Campbell, better known as “Uncle Luke.”
Before Liberty City native Barry Jenkins won his historic Oscar for the movie Moonlight, the city was best known for producing some of the biggest names in football, including Devonta Freeman, Antonio Brown, Duke Johnson and Teddy Bridgewater.
Beyond football, the Liberty City Warriors Optimist Club is a youth organization that sponsors sports teams, dance, cheerleading, tutoring and academic support. Life, like football, is a contact sport, and for the kids and family of Liberty City, being a Warrior holds the key to both, says Starz.
The series made its world premiere with the first episode at the 2018 SXSW Festival.
Warriors of Liberty City is from director and producer Evan Rosenfeld (Vice World of Sports, 30 for 30, The U, Broke), and executive produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment and Shed Media, a division of Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television.
Warriors of Liberty City will premiere September 16 at 8 p.m.