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Documentary series to follow Jamie Vardy's US football club

Documentary series to follow Jamie Vardy's US football club
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Jamie Vardy's attempts to revive the fortunes of a US football team are to be documented for a new TV series.

Production company Love Productions, makers of The Great British Bake Off, have announced details of a new TV series following Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.

Last week the 34-year-old was announced as the new co-owner of the Rochester Rhinos, a New York football team which has been out of action since the 2017 season due to financial difficulties.

The new series, Rhinos Reboot, will follow the efforts of Vardy and his business partners David and Wendy Dworkin to revive the team and assemble a squad ready to compete in the 2022 season.

Executive producers Joe LaBracio and Al Edgington said: "Jamie Vardy famously went from working on a factory floor to winning the Premier League title with Leicester City when they were a 5,000-1 shot, so as far as underdog stories go, viewers of this series can expect an exciting and entertaining ride.

"We have a lot of experience capturing the behind-the-scenes action, drama and ecstasy that goes into preparing a sports team for a winning season.

"David and Wendy are experienced franchise owners and know a winning opportunity when they spot it, and Jamie is the epitome of why we love sports - an underdog who continues to demonstrate that if you set goals and work hard, you can achieve greatness."

A broadcaster for the new show has not yet been revealed, although Love Productions is owned by Sky, suggesting that it could be destined for Sky One or Sky Sports.

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