Season one of Religion of Sports kicked off last year with six episodes that drew on tropes of religion, from rituals to miracles and gods, and how those themes manifest across various sports. Created by Tom Brady, Michael Strahan, and Gotham Chopra, the series premiered with hourlong episodes that explored the dynamics of sports beyond just their entertainment or surface-level values, instead focusing on their intersection with society and culture in a more impactful way.
Airing on AT&T’s Audience Network last November, each chapter looks at the varied world of sports, from NASCAR to the Calgary Stampede, baseball in Brooklyn, MMA fighting, e-sports, and even a storied football rivalry in Glasgow. While the show takes a global scope, every episode hones in on individual narratives and interviews, looking in on the community members who give and receive so much to their favorite games.
From a story of sacrifice in the midst of heartbreak with Cat Zingano in Alpha + Omega, to the long history of baseball in Brooklyn, Religion of Sports’ first season offers compelling true stories filled with the emotional resonance that pays testament to the idea of sports as a religion. Season two picks up where the first left off, with another six episodes covering sports like rock climbing, fencing, soccer in German refugee camps, and baseball in the American prison system.