Following the cheerleaders of Navarro College as they prepare for one of the biggest moments of their lives, the six-part series emerged conceptually, while Whiteley was filming Season 2 of college football docuseries Last Chance U.
“We were looking for ways to film Season 2 in a way that wasn’t just a repeat of Season 1. We were in a pretty small town, a place called Scooba, Mississippi, so we just started looking around and thought, ‘Well, there’s this huge marching band we don’t know much about,’” the director/EP recalls. “‘There’s a cheerleading squad that’s at every game; we don’t know anything about them. Let’s go to a cheer practice.’”
When Whiteley attended a practice,