ZEE5 to premiere sports drama series ‘Bombers’ on 22 June
MUMBAI: Video streaming platform ZEE5 is all set to launch ‘Bombers’, a high-octane sports drama revolving around a football team, Bombers FC. Starring Ranvir Shorey, Varun Mitra, Aahana Kumra, Sapna Pabbi, Prince Narula, Zakir Hussain, Annup Sonii, Meiyang Chang, the sports drama series will have a special appearance by Sunil Chhetri. The 10-episode series will premiere on 22nd June 2019.
Set against the background of Chandan Nagar, West Bengal, Bombers is the story of the resurrection of a team and community after a devastating tragedy. The story has in store high intensity of romance, friendship, rivalry, and betrayal, amidst a fight to rise on the top. It is roller-coaster ride filled with twists and turns which decides whether the Bomber FC will rise to glory!
Extending their support to the cause, ZEE5 is associating with Oscar foundation for ‘Education with a Kick’, a combination of Football and Education programme where children from the underprivileged background are enrolled for learning life skills to complete their primary education. This project includes weekly football and life skill sessions and conducts remedial education classes to strengthen the basic subjects. This helps the children to cope up with the challenges of reading and writing in school.
ZEE5 India programming head Aparna Acharekar said, “Series inspired by real life events have been a huge pull for our audience on the platform. We have a range of multi-lingual content in this genre available on the platform, and Bombers is another important addition to our library. Not only are we seeking to entertain our audience with this marquee show but are taking it one step forward by offering to support the education of underprivileged football students at the Oscar Foundation. We do hope this will inspire footballs fans to step forward and do their bit for the game’s enthusiasts across the spectrum. We are confident that the show will draw attention from sports’ lovers across the globe. It is a universal story, that will draw attention no matter what the language it is said in the spirit of the sport will unite our viewers across the board.”