The trailer is out for Netflix’s upcoming “Cheer” docuseries, and these are not your average pom-pom wavers.
From “Last Chance U” director Greg Whiteley, the series follows the Navarro College cheer team from the sleepy town of Corsicana, Texas, where they spend a semester training as hard as they can for the National Championships in Daytona, Florida.
Watch the personality-packed team of cheerleaders launch themselves into the air and do many dangerous-looking flips in the video above.
“The stakes on the mat are high, but for these athletes, the only thing more brutal than their workouts and more exceptional than their performances are the stories of adversity and triumph behind the team members themselves,” according to Netflix’s description. “Over the course of six episodes, viewers will join the Navarro College cheerleaders as they face injuries, sacrifice, personal setbacks and triumphs, all leading up to one nail-biting and adrenaline-pumping final competition at the National Championship.”
The team is coached by Monica Aldama, who has lead them to 14 titles since 2000.
“Cheer” is produced by One Potato Productions, Boardwalk Pictures and Caviar. Whiteley executive produces for One Potato, with Adam Leibowitz as supervising producer and Arielle Kilker and Chelsea Yarnell producing. Andrew Fried and Dane Lillegard executive produce for Boardwalk Pictures. Jasper Thomlinson and Bert Hamelinck executive produce for Caviar.
“Cheer” premieres Jan. 8 on Netflix.