After achieving massive success on the pitch and establishing himself as one of the greatest ever to grace the soccer pitch, Lionel Messi will now be entering the small screen via an animated Netflix series.
After his archrival Cristiano Ronaldo‘s girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez shared her real-life story in an animated series, she received a remuneration of 10 million euros from the popular streaming service Netflix. The show is called I Am Georgina, and it has been quite successful, given that it has the Portuguese superstar’s name on it.
Netflix recently announced Season 2 of I Am Georgina. Watch the trailer here.
How much will Netflix pay Lionel Messi?
Messi’s deal with Netflix will be worth at least 50% more than what Georgian received.
The deal isn’t on paper yet, and according to many speculations, the final amount will be worth 15 million euros. The reason behind this could be the Argentine’s 2022 World Cup-winning performance. Messi was sensational in the tournament, which ended Argentina’s 36-year World Cup drought.
This show will be Messi’s third audiovisual. The show will be covering the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner’s lifestyle, his early days, his rise to fame, and his World Cup achievements and failures. According to La Prensa, it is not quite clear yet that Messi will voice his character by himself.
Messi has shared his enthusiasm for the animated series. “I’ve loved animated series since I was a kid, and my children are big fans of animated characters. Being a part of an animation project brings me joy as it fulfills one of my dreams.”
One can easily say that it will be a delightful experience for Messi fans all over the world. Many of the younger generations are unaware of Messi’s earlier days, and this animated series will surely enlighten them about Messi’s early struggles and rise to fame.