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‘Bring It On’ Fans Will Be Obsessed With New Netflix Series ‘Cheer’

‘Bring It On’ Fans Will Be Obsessed With New Netflix Series ‘Cheer’

You only have to have watched Bring It On once to know how massive competitive cheerleading is in America. It's literally the bread and butter of every high school.

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And if you were a fan of the high school sport comedy film then you'll definitely want to tune in to Netflix's new offering: Cheers.

Forget the Toros and the Clovers. This new offering takes a documentary form, and gives us a completely different look at the world of US College cheerleading competitions IRL.

Focusing in on a cheerleading squad in the small town of Corsicana, Texas, the show - premiering on the platform tomorrow - "follows the ups and downs of Navarro College's competitive cheer squad as they work to win the coveted national title".

The documentary shows the gruelling training behind cheerleading (Credit: Netflix)
The documentary shows the gruelling training behind cheerleading (Credit: Netflix)

And aside from all the smiles and the hairspray, it makes being on a cheerleading squad look *seriously* gruelling.

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Led by Monica Aldama, the team is made up of people who have travelled far and wide to participate, and has bagged an impressive 14 National Championships since 2000.

"My goal was to be the best cheer program in the country," says Aldama in the trailer.

But what makes them such a standout team?

Cheer is like the real life Bring It On (Credit: Universal)
Cheer is like the real life Bring It On (Credit: Universal)

Over six episodes, Cheer will tell the stories of several members of Aldama's squad as they strive to reach perfection, allowing viewers to witness their struggles and successes.

It will follow the group in the lead up to the National Cheerleading Association's National Cheerleading Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida, where Navarro were previously longstanding victors for 13 years.

However, in a stark change, the group has lost the championship twice over the past three years, putting more pressure on them than ever to deliver this time around.

The cheer squad produce incredible routines (Credit: Netflix)
The cheer squad produce incredible routines (Credit: Netflix)

The documentary will also give a glimpse at the painstaking training regimes that the most elite American cheerleaders have to undertake, the long hours of rehearsals and the physical endurance - all in the hope of achieving greatness.

Many of them make life changing sacrifices for the sake of the team, or sustain injuries in order to get to the top.

If you thought Torrance had it hard, you'd better watch this...

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV News, TV Entertainment

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]

 

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