Refresh is delighted to announce an exciting commission with Eurosport to produce the Trailblazers series with the broadcaster.
Eurosport are releasing the 10-part series showcasing sport’s greatest stories and heroes who inspired meaningful change. The series, sees Refresh leverage our network of talent to authentically convey real life stories. Trailblazers will feature innovative animation, design and narration to unlock the power of sport.
The series will premiere on February 5 and each of the 10 episodes will harness Eurosport’s rich archive of world-class sports content and photography, allied with contemporary interviews, fresh insights and engaging animations to tell the stories of sport that matter to fans everywhere.
The inspiring actions of sporting heroes will be told like never before with biweekly episodes documenting world-changing moments including Jesse Owens’ Olympic triumphs in Nazi Germany, Arthur Ashe’s battles on and off the court and Colin Kaepernick’s courageous stance against racial inequality and police brutality. Tennis icon Serena Williams will headline the series premiere to coincide with the start of the Australian Open.
Accomplished filmmaker and broadcaster Leon Mann, known for critically acclaimed sport documentaries including Usain Bolt: The Fastest Man Who Has Ever Lived, brings his experience collaborating with the biggest names and networks in sport to the project as executive producer.
The series is also produced, written and directed exclusively for Discovery’s platforms by Drew Christie, whose work includes producing and directing the world’s greatest sporting events including the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Eurosport, part of Discovery, Inc., will employ a digital-first approach to ensure fans everywhere can watch whenever they choose. Each six-minute film will be available on-demand with English, French, German, Spanish and Italian subtitles via the Eurosport App, YouTube and Facebook and selected clips also offered via Twitter and Instagram. Launching in more than 25 markets in 2021, Discovery’s global streaming product discovery+ will also house episodes as part of the integration of Eurosport’s world-class channels and content in selected markets.