Starz sets premiere date for new docu-series 'Warriors of Liberty City' for September 16

The docu-series explores Liberty City, a crime-ridden neighborhood in Miami, Florida, that is arguably the NFL’s largest, most successful football factory.


                            Starz sets premiere date for new docu-series 'Warriors of Liberty City' for September 16

Starz is set to debut its documentary series 'Warriors of Liberty City' which will premier on Sunday, September 16 at 8:00 PM ET/PT. This perceptive documentary series is created by PGA award-winning director and producer Evan Rosenfeld ('Vice World of Sports,' ESPN’s '30 for 30' series 'The U' and 'Broke'), and it is executive produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment and Shed Media, a division of Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television.

The docu-series explores Liberty City, a crime-ridden neighborhood in Miami, Florida, that is arguably the NFL’s largest, most successful football factory.

The series follows a season with the Liberty City Warriors, a youth football program founded by an unlikely mentor: hip-hop pioneer Luther Campbell, better known as “Uncle Luke.”

Before Liberty City native Barry Jenkins won his historic Oscar for 'Moonlight', the city was best known for producing some of the biggest names in football, including Devonta Freeman, Antonio Brown, Duke Johnson and Teddy Bridgewater. Beyond football, the Liberty City Warriors Optimist Club is a youth organization that sponsors sports teams, dance, cheerleading, tutoring and academic support. Life, like football, is a contact sport, and for the kids and family of Liberty City, being a Warrior holds the key to both.

Rosenfeld's 'Warriors of Liberty City' crime-ridden neighborhood in Miami, Florida, which is NFL's largest football factory. (IMDb)
Rosenfeld's 'Warriors of Liberty City' crime-ridden neighborhood in Miami, Florida, which is NFL's largest football factory. (IMDb)

'Warriors of Liberty City' made its world premiere with the first episode at the 2018 SXSW Festival in the Episodic category, making it the first documentary series to be accepted into the category.

Rosenfeld created, co-directed and executive produced the six-part documentary series. LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Jamal Henderson for SpringHill Entertainment (STARZ Original Series 'Survivor’s Remorse', 'The Wall'), Pam Healey, Dan Peirson and Ted Skillman for Shed Media ('Genius Junior', 'Who Do You Think You Are?') which is a division of Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television, and Luther Campbell also serve as executive producers. Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker and screenwriter Andrew Cohn (Night School, Medora) co-directed the documentary series alongside Rosenfeld.

Watch the teaser below:

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