The first episode of Religion of Sports’ second season premiered at Tribeca TV Festival this past weekend. The episode screening was followed by a Q&A with executive producers Gotham Chopra and Michael Strahan.
The second season of the show incorporates everything fans have grown to love from the first, highlighting just how impactful sports are across mediums, countries, individuals, and identities. Over the course of the season, we venture further away from US borders and mainstream sports, covering everything from ultra cycling to rugby.
Episode One takes us to St. Pauli, a liberal district in Hamburg, Germany that has recently received a large number of refugees. The local soccer team, FC St. Pauli, has sponsored an amateur soccer team for the local refugees called FC Lampedusa, that has in turn developed its own sort of community. This sense of communal strength and identity hits straight to the core of the show’s theme, evidenced by the sense of belonging and home these refugees find within their local league.
Religion of Sports premieres on AT&T AUDIENCE Network this fall.