Netflix has greenlit “Cheer,” a six-episode docuseries about competitive college cheerleaders, from “Last Chance U” creator Greg Whitely and his One Potato Productions, Boardwalk Pictures and Caviar. Directed and executive produced by Whiteley, “Cheer” follows the competitive cheerleaders of Navarro College in Corsicana, TX. Led by Monica Aldama, the small junior college has won 14 National Championships since 2000.
The logline: “The stakes on the mat are high, but for these athletes, the only thing more brutal than their workouts and more exceptional than their performances are the stories of adversity and triumph behind the team members themselves. 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.”
“Cheer” will be available to stream on Netflix on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020.