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ESPN+ docuseries “The Equalizer” follows U.S. soccer star Alex Morgan

The Equalizer, a four-part docuseries now streaming on ESPN+, follows U.S. soccer player Alex Morgan as she gears up for the challenging 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, from which the ...
August 2, 2019

The Equalizer, a four-part docuseries now streaming on ESPN+, follows U.S. soccer player Alex Morgan as she gears up for the challenging 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, from which the team emerged victorious.

Offering behind-the-scenes footage, the series tells the story of Morgan’s background and rise to prominence on soccer’s world stage as the U.S. Women’s National Team co-captain.

Directed by Hannah Lux Davis of California-based prodco London Alley, The Equalizer offers the viewer a peek into the weeks leading up to, during, and just after the World Cup victory. The series also aims to shine a light on Morgan’s efforts off the field as a role model for girls and a trailblazer for the future of women’s sports.

London Alley partnered with sports marketing and talent management company Wasserman Group to bring in Davis to develop the show, which was filmed in multiple cities across the U.S.

“I’ve had the privilege to work with so many strong, empowered women throughout my career and Alex is no exception,” Davis said in a statement. “Alex has made a huge impact in the sports world, using her voice to inspire young girls, empower women, and fight for gender equality. Telling Alex’s story for The Equalizer was such a fulfilling experience and I’m hopeful that new generations of girls continue to be inspired by her.”

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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