Peter Berg directed QB1: Beyond the Lights, a 2017 American documentary web television TV series. It began as a Go90 series and was eventually streamed on Netflix.
Each season follows three senior quarterbacks from various backgrounds as they compete in their final season before advancing to NCAA Division I college football. Today, It is one of the most popular sports series to watch on the OTT platform.
A Peek Into The Storyline
The series is a sports documentary and takes a behind-the-scenes peek at the life of top CFB quarterback recruits. The show follows the story of very talented high school quarterbacks as they go about their daily lives and tell their stories with their audiences.
We see them at practices, school, at home, even in hotel rooms or locker rooms before games. Producer Peter Berg went above and above to acquire live-action on each player in order and then see what the variations are, between different players. This includes each player’s school’s reputation, status, and even their culture.
The life of these high school quarterbacks is captured magnificently in the documentary. It gives the viewers a peek into how they’re local celebrities who have been interviewed and photographed; even though they are still developing teenagers who are fumbling into adulthood, with parents who both support and worry about them
Since this is a documentary based on the real-life routines of quarterbacks, the series has a huge cast, playing the role of themselves.
In the first season of QB1, the following cast members were present:
Tayvon Bowers, who was originally assigned to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, was then transferred to the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs.
Jake Fromm was playing for the Georgia Bulldogs.
Tate Martell was a member of the Ohio State Buckeyes before being traded to the Miami Hurricanes.
The following was the second season’s cast:
Justin Fields was the face of the Georgia Bulldogs before joining the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons’ face was Sam Hartman.
Re-al Mitchell was the face of the Iowa State Cyclones before joining the Temple Owls.
Season 3’s cast includes
Lance LeGendre was assigned to represent the Maryland Terrapins, but he was later assigned to the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.
Spencer Rattler accepted the challenge of representing the Oklahoma Sooners.
Nik Scalzo accepted the challenge of representing the Kentucky Wildcats.
When Can We Expect The Release?
The series was supposed to be released in 2023, however, it was postponed because of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
While the series has been rescheduled for a while, it has not been canceled. It might get released at any time.
Things You May Want To Know About QB1
In the series, QB stands for Quarterback
Season 4 of the series will be anytime soon and will be following the same storyline as the previous three seasons.
Minka Kelly, who went on to play Lyla Garrity, first auditioned for Tyra Collette’s part.
Many sequences were shot on-site rather than on sets.
Summing It Up
It’s a must-see for anyone who likes inspirational documentary television series. The story is full of the athletes’ hardships. On the one side, you’ll be moved by their adversity, and on the other, you’ll be motivated by their tenacity to achieve their goal.
You can always get your daily dosage of encouragement before season 4 arrives by watching the first three seasons on Netflix.