Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player to be drafted in the NFL has landed his own docus-eries on Oprah’s OWN network.
The docuseries will follow the University of Missouri football player’s life after the NFL draft and his journey as he prepares to make his professional debut and earn a spot on the Rams team. It’s being produced by the same people behind Lindsay Lohan’s Lindsay series.
“We are honored that Michael is trusting us with his private journey in this moment that has not only made history but will shape it forever,” said Winfrey. “I am proud of the focus on authentic storytelling in our new documentary series format. The next real-life story we follow in The Untitled Michael Sam Project promises to spark valuable, important discussion on life in America today. Acceptance and illumination start here.”
“Like every player out there working to make a team right now, my focus is on playing football to the very best of my ability,” said Sam. “I am determined. And if seeing my story helps somebody else accept who they are and to go for their dreams too, that’s great. I am thankful to Oprah for her support and excited to work together.”
We’ll definitely be tuning in to watch Sam’s journey.