A 2019 Rugby World Cup winning docuseries, Chasing the Sun, is to be released later this year.
By James Braham
This article is exclusive to the Online Edition 3 of VARSITY News.
South Africa has something to look forward to with the official release of a Rugby World Cup winning docuseries, produced by SuperSport, later this year. The Springboks November triumph in Japan seems like a distant memory as the country embraces the challenge of Covid-19. However, with a recent trailer release of the docuseries titled Chasing the Sun, South Africans can be excited for what is to come!
“SuperSport and SA Rugby have produced content that is sure to be a spectacle”
The nation is about to take its next step with COVID-19 regulations, moving onto level 4 lockdown restrictions from Friday, the 1st of May 2020. With many glued to their screens, a first glance at the docuseries was made available on Monday. SuperSport and SA Rugby have produced content that is sure to be a spectacle.
A SuperSport camera crew were granted behind-the-scenes access by SA Rugby as they followed the Springboks journey on the way to lifting the Web Ellis trophy at the end of last year. The docuseries consists of 6 parts and is set to be released sometime in August, according to SuperSport representatives. It will have exclusive interviews with players, staff and commentators. It captures the Springbok 2019 rugby season, leading up to and including the Rugby World Cup.
“It is a powerful story about changing fortunes and changing mindsets, about pressure and hope, about recognising the power of inspiration, and learning what representation truly means”
Chasing the Sun has the potential to show the world a story of unity; of how a team can show the world that we are all ‘stronger together’, something that was trademarked during their World Cup winning campaign. The chief executive of SuperSport, Gideon Khobane, had the following to say about the docuseries, “It is a powerful story about changing fortunes and changing mindsets, about pressure and hope, about recognising the power of inspiration, and learning what representation truly means”.
It seems apparent that many sports documentaries are finding their way onto multiple media platforms as Covid-19 continues to stifle the nation and the world. The recent Netflix release of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ docuseries, The Last Dance, has soared to great heights with its viewership ratings. Plenty of South Africans wait in anticipation for the same result as they await the release of Chasing the Sun.
Watch the trailer here: