Real Madrid soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo will oversee an animated superhero TV show called Striker Force 7, according to Deadline.
Ronaldo has partnered with Graphic India and VMS Communications for Striker Force 7, and will serve as an executive producer for the show alongside Graphic India co-founder Sharad Devarajan. Graphic India's Executive Vice President of Creative Jeevan J. Kang will serve as lead character designer.
“In the same way football connects cultures and people around the world, I believe great animated characters and heroes can do the same and that’s why I am excited to bring together these passions of football and superheroes through this project and share it with my fans,” said Ronaldo in a statement.
“Cristiano Ronaldo has inspired millions of people around the world with his dedication, work-ethic and all-around epic game playing. CR7 is a real-life superhero to a generation and this new series will bring together a global team of characters from our world and others, that are representative of the diversity of his millions of fans,” added Devarajan.
“We have been working with Cristiano & Polaris Sports for over five years and we can’t ask for better partners. Cristiano’s name is synonymous with professionalism, dedication and success. That’s the reason that he inspires millions of people around the globe. He didn’t become the most followed athlete on social media by chance, so developing an animated series of a true icon like Cristiano was a no-brainer for us,” said Diego Guarderas, COO of VMS Communications.
No release date or platform for Striker Force 7 were announced.