Netflix viewers stunned as they discover huge TV star directed and narrated Beckham documentary in ‘epic twist’
Netflix fans have discovered an ‘epic twist’ in the BECKHAM documentary.
Viewers have taken to X – formerly known as Twitter – after realising Succession star Fisher Stevens, who portrayed Hugo Baker in the hit show, directed the four-part series.
Not only this, Fisher, 59, who joined David, 48, at the premiere for the show earlier this month, narrated the series.
One wrote: ‘Hugo from Succession directed the Beckham docuseries?!? This man can do it all!’
Another fan added: ‘Not enough people are talking about Hugo from Succession directing the Beckham documentary’.
Impressed: Netflix fans have discovered an ‘epic twist’ in the BECKHAM documentary
Others said: ‘Hugo from Succession took his role so seriously that he made a whole PR documentary about David Beckham just… in his spare time’.
‘Wait, Hugo from Succession (Fisher Stevens) is the producer of Beckham. Interesting.’
‘Hahahaha took until episode three for me to figure out that the Beckham narrator is Hugo from Succession what an epic twist’.
Fisher is a well established documentary maker. He won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for The Cove (2010).
He also directed the documentaries Crazy Love (2007), and Before the Flood (2016).
In the BECKHAM series, David and Victoria speak with remarkable openness about personal topics in their lives, including David’s struggles with his mental health after he became public enemy number one following his sending off against Argentina in the World Cup.
The footballer revealed his rows with Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, including the moment he had to be ‘held back’ by teammates during the infamous bust-up where the Scot kicked a boot at him, as well as his meteoric rise within the sport.
The documentary also touches on David’s alleged affair with Rebecca Loos, with former Spice Girl Victoria breaking down in tears as she speaks about it on camera for the first time and admits it was the ‘hardest’ time of her life.
Wow! Viewers have taken to X – formerly known as Twitter – after realising Succession star Fisher Stevens, who portrayed Hugo Baker in the hit show, directed the four-part series
Talented: Fisher pictured in Succession with the rest of the cast
‘Epic twist’: One wrote: ‘Hugo from Succession directed the Beckham docuseries?!? This man can do it all!’
The couple talk about parenthood and the difficulty of raising their children in the public gaze, including how they received ‘kidnapping threats’ after the birth of their eldest child, Brooklyn, as well as the disagreements they have had within their marriage.
Viewers were also shown behind the scenes footage from their infamous wedding, in which they donned garish purple clothes during a lavish ceremony, while it also addressed their fashion choices including ‘sarong-gate’ and their appearance on the cover of Vogue magazine.
The series has been a hit with the critics, and PR experts believe the show could be ‘a defining moment for the Beckhams’.
Brand and culture expert Nick Ede told MailOnline: ‘With them authoring this doc it means they can tell the world in their own words the impact of many momentous occasions that have rocked the family both individually and as a unit.
‘Where we once speculated, we are now given the honest truth from David and Victoria on everything from alleged affairs to Word Cup mishaps.
‘As a brand this is going to establish them as one of the most iconic couples in the world up there with Kate and William, the Obamas and George and Amal Clooney.
‘We have previously only scratched the surface with the Beckhams, but this documentary digs deeper than ever and establishes the brand even more and will make viewers fall in love with them all over again.
‘Netflix has a fantastic global reach and individually Victoria and David are the most famous people in the world.
‘Wherever you live you will know who they are if you’re a fan of the Spice Girls or Man United, but what’s so amazing about them is they have a new multi-generational appeal.
‘Some fans wont know the Spice Girls or ‘Golden Balls’, but will have bought into brand Beckham in another way.
‘Their public image will be cemented as an uber glamorous couple who have had their ups and downs buy are ultimately united by family, love and success.’
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