VICE TV in the US has commissioned 44 Blue Productions to produce Dark Side of Football, which will debut on VICE TV in 2021.

The series is part of a new “Dark Side of” franchise on VICE TV following the success of “Dark Side of the Ring”.

Dark Side of Football shines a light on stories that live in the shadows of America’s favorite sport.

The series will include the gripping and compelling tales about the sometimes flawed men behind the face masks; the coaches, teams, and leagues who control their fates; and the untold story behind bizarre and tragic off-the-field events — facts that have been hidden to shield fans from discovering unsettling truths about the game they love. All told from interviews with the people who were there and know what really happened.

Earlier this year 44 Blue produced their first show for VICE TV – weekly primetime business show No Mercy, No Malice with Professor Scott Galloway.

Other recent premieres from 44 Blue include a third season of true-crime series Twisted Sisters for Investigation Discovery, with Khloé Kardashian as an executive producer; and The Real Murders of Orange County for Oxygen, which premiered last month and delves into the most horrific, sinful and salacious cases that rocked Southern California’s wealthy coastal community.