Unscripted

Complex Networks picks up Berg’s “Beyond the Lights”

Complex Networks, the Verizon and Hearst-owned digital media co. aimed at millennial men, has picked-up award-winning writer-director Peter Berg’s QB1: Beyond the Lights, a 10-part docuseries that profiles three prominent American ...
January 6, 2017

Complex Networks, the Verizon and Hearst-owned digital media co. aimed at millennial men, has picked-up award-winning writer-director Peter Berg’s QB1: Beyond the Lights, a 10-part docuseries that profiles three prominent American high school quarterbacks during their senior year.

The series stars Jake Fromm, Tate Martell, and Tayvon Bowers at the beginning of their senior year. The series documents their lives on and off the field before they leave their teams and support network for their aspirations of playing in the National Football League.

The docuseries is intended as an intimate look at the quest for the American dream, “as seen through the lens of the nation’s top high school quarterbacks aspiring for NFL greatness,” according to a statement from Complex.

“The show transcends a sport; it’s about the people, and choices that define us, and the things that inspire greatness. The themes in QB1 are exactly the kind of storytelling that is at the core of a Complex Networks Original Series,” added Rich Antoniello, CEO of Complex.

Berg, Matt Goldberg, Brandon Carroll and Steve Clarkson serve as executive producers on the series, with Peter Richardson as co-executive producer for Film 45, and Justin Killion and Corey Moss for Complex Networks. 

The series is available through Verizon’s mobile app go90 beginning Feb. 15

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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