Get Ready for the New “Sport of Kings” Documentary Series
As an avid follower of polo, and after my recent interview with Nacho Figueras, one of its champion players, I’ve been keeping close tabs on everything related to the sport. In this case, I’m excited about the upcoming release of the feature documentary television series Sport of Kings which digs below the surface of polo, both on and off the field.
Produced by Heritage Media, with London-based filmmakers James Erskine and Victoria Gregory of New Black Films, the documentary series will highlight the characters, rivalries, and issues surrounding the sport, uncovering its not-so-glamorous sides.
On the Sport of King’s website, the filmmakers explain, “We will follow the drama, challenges, emotional roller-coasters and the setbacks that our principal characters experience across a single British Polo season. Telling the stories of training, passion for the sport, ambition, showing the sacrifices, obstacles and the challenges that our characters face while preparing for the confrontations on the field, as they approach the climax of the season and as they strive and fight to reach final victory against all odds and face fierce competition from their unbeaten Argentine rivals at the Gold Cup in Spain.”
Although an initial release date of March 2016 had been mentioned, a new date for its official release has not been officially announced. In the meantime, though, you can watch a teaser trailer here.