Impact manager Thierry Henry to appear in, produce soccer drama series

The new show, from the people behind Entourage and Kingsman, will tell the story of a young English soccer player.

MONTREAL, QUE.: JANUARY 14, 2020 -- Impact head coach Thierry Henry during opening day of training camp in Montreal on Tuesday January 14, 2020. (Pierre Obendrauf / MONTREAL GAZETTE) ORG XMIT: 63766 - 4698

Montreal Impact manager Thierry Henry may no longer be gracing TV screens for the MLS Cup playoffs, but he’s now set to appear on them as part of a 10-episode TV drama about the world of soccer.

Deadline reports that the French soccer star will be both executive produce and appear in Day 1, a show about “a young footballer called Dezmond Kin and his crew as they navigate his growing stature and struggles.”

If that sounds a lot like the pitch for Entourage transplanted into the world of English soccer instead of Hollywood, you’ll be unsurprised to learn that Entourage creator Doug Ellin also co-created this series.

The pilot will be directed by Matthew Vaughn, known for the Kingsman franchise and Kick-Ass, who is also one of the producers.

“Entourage was one of my favourite TV shows and when Doug invited me on set to film my brief cameo appearance in the movie, I never would have thought that I would be part of bringing a new TV show to life,” Henry told Deadline.

One wonders if Henry has learned about 21 Thunder, the CBC series set in Montreal that covered similar themes, during his time with the Impact.

The Impact were eliminated from the MLS postseason last month, losing 2-1 to the New England Revolution in the play-in round.

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