The rivalry between the fútbol teams in Mexico and the United States will take center field in the new three-part documentary series, Good Neighbors.
Set to premiere on Prime Video in November 2022, around the time of this year’s FIFA World Cup tournament, Good Neighbors will explore the rivalry between the neighboring countries and cover the political and social issues that have been linked to the matchup since they started competing against each other in 1934.
“With anticipation building for the World Cup, we’re thrilled to bring audiences this incredible docuseries about the electric rivalry between these cross-border national teams,” Matt Newman, head of Prime Video Original Sports Content, told Deadline. “Good Neighbors is the first in an exciting new slate of original sports programming Prime Video Sports will be rolling out over the next several years. We can’t wait for fans to learn more about all the amazing content we have on the horizon.”
The documentary will include interviews with several players like Landon Donovan and Rafa Márquez. Deadline reports, the film will also “examine the passionate, international battle for on-field talent and fan support that has made the U.S.-Mexico border one of the most fascinating soccer frontiers in the world.”
Marie Donoghue, VP of Global Sports Video at Amazon adds: “Good Neighbors is the type of global storytelling we’re delighted to bring to our Prime Video customers, as we continue to expand our slate of scripted and unscripted sports programming to complement our marquee live sports offerings.”
Good Neighbors will likely take on a deeper meaning in November if the U.S. and Mexico meet in the World Cup in Qatar this year. In the last 88 years, the teams have met 74 times, with Mexico leading the overall series with 36 wins to the U.S.’s 22 wins. The teams have tied 16 times.