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‘Last Chance U’ Trailer: Netflix’s Football Documentary Series Looks Like the College Version of ‘Friday Night Lights’

Clear eyes, full hearts, binge watch.

Following on the heels of “The Fundamentals of Caring” is “Last Chance U,” Netflix’s next original series. A documentary about East Mississippi Community College’s championship-winning football program, Greg Whiteley’s film comes to the streaming service later this month. Watch the trailer now.

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The title comes from the fact that EMCC’s team consists in part of players who were let go from Division 1 programs due to failed drug tests, bad grades or other troubles; the school represents a chance to revitalize their fledgling careers and reorient themselves as they work toward graduating and/or eventually turning pro. “Messed up, dug a hole,” one player says. “Gotta climb out of it.” The giant massive stadium in a town with a population of 712 coupled with a devoted fanbase should be familiar to “Friday Nights Lights” enthusiasts.

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Whiteley previously directed “Mitt,” another Netflix-exclusive doc. “Last Chance U,” which is based in part on a GQ article, is available to stream on July 29.


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