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Published on February 11th, 2019 | by Landon Buford


Stephen vs The Game With Religion of Sport

Facebook and Unanimous Media announced a new six-episode Facebook Watch Original docuseries called “Stephen vs The Game,” which chronicles three-time NBA Champion Stephen Curry’s journey through the 2018-2019 season. The series from Unanimous Media and Religion Of Sports is directed by Gotham Chopra and will air exclusively on Facebook Watch later this spring.

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“Stephen vs The Game” marks the second installment in the Facebook Watch “VS” series, which aims to explore the personal motivations that drive some of the world’s most accomplished athletes. The first installment, Tom vs Time, aired in 2018 and chronicled Tom Brady’s quest as a 40-year-old championship-caliber quarterback in the NFL. This new series delivers an unprecedented look into the life of Curry — on and off the court — including his family, faith, personal passions, and legendary work ethic. In addition to the Facebook Watch series, Stephen will look to build a community around the show by engaging with fans in his official Facebook group and via Facebook and Instagram Live broadcasts.

Fans can keep up with updates on the series and add episodes to their Watchlists by following the Versus on Watch Facebook Page:

“Stephen has an amazing story that should really resonate with the Facebook community, which makes him the perfect next subject for our VS series,” Chopra says. “A lot of people have heard about his faith, but I don’t think they know the half of it. Being able to ride shotgun with Stephen across this historic season and get a glimpse into the three foundational elements of his life – faith, family, and hoops – has been an amazing ride and something I think millions around the world will be fascinated by.”

 “Stephen has become one of the most beloved athletes in the world, and for the first time in his nine years in the league, we’re getting unprecedented access into his life and journey,” say Jeron Smith and Erick Peyton, co-founders of Unanimous Media. “It’s been great to work with Religion of Sports on extending the franchise and bringing the vision for this series to life. Stephen’s social media presence has always been engaging and genuine, and we’re excited to offer fans a richer storytelling experience and honest look at who he really is on Facebook Watch. It’s another example of Stephen and Unanimous creating unique and compelling content that brings people together and simply entertains.”

Curry has developed a vibrant community on Facebook and Instagram by using the platforms to give people a window into his personal life, speak directly to fans, and raise support and awareness for important causes such as Nothing But NetsStephen vs The Game will be yet another way for Curry to meaningfully connect with this community. In addition to the docuseries, Curry will interact with fans in his official Facebook Group, provide real-time updates via Facebook and Instagram Live broadcasts, and use Instagram Stories and IGTV to share bonus content from the series.

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