‘Last Chance U’ is an American sports documentary series that is produced by and airs on Netflix. It first premiered on July 29, 2016. The show is directed by Greg Whiteley and Adam Ridley. It offers a look at the struggle of football players trying to balance their sports and studies, and how this leads to their removal from Division 1. The docu-series focuses on the collegiate athletes who find it hard to cope with a structure in their lives.
Sports is more than the game itself. It is about the players and how several of them use it as a medium to escape from their socioeconomic disadvantages. ‘Last Chance U’ also treads along the same theme. The show has garnered strong support over the seasons, and critics have praised it, saying that the show is carefully crafted and we actually begin to care for the characters.
Last Chance U Cast: Who is in it?
In season 1, the show followed the EMCC Lions during their 2015 season as they attempted to capture their fourth JUCO national title. In season 2, the show returned to Scooba to follow their 2016 season. So, obviously, the first two seasons have players and coaches of EMCC as the main cast of the show. We see Buddy Stephens stewarding the young talents to perform to the best of their abilities in order to return to Division I.
In season 3, ‘Last Chance U’ shifts from East Mississippi Community College to Independence Community College in Kansas, so all staff members, teachers, and players are different. The coach of the ICC team is Jason Brown, an ex-NFLer, who has the task of turning around a team which has been on the losing streak for the last 20 years. The season also features a handful of high-profile players, including former Florida State and four-star quarterback prospect Malik Henry, former Texas Tech wide receiver Carlos Thompson, and former Michigan running back Kingston Davis.
In the season 4, show returned to ICC again, with familiar faces like Henry and Davis being part of the cast. With them there were also some new faces who had joined the team.