‘Cheer’: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix’s upcoming documentary series

The documentary features a college cheerleading team and trace individual journeys through cutthroat competition

                            ‘Cheer’: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix’s upcoming documentary series
'Cheer' (Netflix)

After presenting ‘Last Chance U’, Netflix is returning with yet another documentary series titled ‘Cheer’, which will be available for streaming on the platform from January 8. The six-episode long series will revolve around the competitiveness of cheerleading, documenting a college cheerleading team’s stoutness about the college sport. 

Release Date

Netflix is bringing all episodes of ‘Cheer’ on January 8. 


'Cheer' (Netflix)

‘Cheer’ deals with the members of the cheer squad at Navarro College, as they work towards winning the national title. Besides documenting the cutthroat competition, ‘Cheer’ also showcases the lives of the squad members who hail from different social and economic backgrounds. 

The official synopsis reads, “Over the course of six episodes, viewers will join the Navarro College cheerleaders as they face injuries, sacrifice, personal setbacks and triumphs, all leading up to one nail-biting and adrenaline-pumping final competition at the National Championship.” 



Monica Aldama 

Monica Aldama has served as a cheerleading coach at Navarro College for over 24 years. She has played a pivotal role in revitalizing the sport, by creating some of the best cheerleaders throughout her career. Under her guidance, Navarro College has held the highest score in NCA College Nationals history. 

Monica’s work ethics and dedication for the sport have earned her a reputation which extends beyond the limits of cheerleading. 


‘Cheer’ is directed by Greg Whitley, who also created Netflix’s ‘Last Chance U’. The documentary series is produced by One Potato Productions, Boardwalk Pictures and Caviar. While Adam Leibowitz serves as the supervising producer, Andrew Fried and Dane Lillegard serve as the executive producers.




The official trailer for ‘Cheer’ was released by Netflix on January 6. The two-minute-long video features short clips from the team’s practice sessions and performances. Steering clear of the typical approach to cheerleaders from a football perspective, the trailer emphasizes the squad members’ individuality and the team’s determination to win the coveted championship. 

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