HBO is in production on the documentary BS HIGH, chronicling the Bishop Sycamore high school football scandal. Academy Award®-winning directors Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (“Two Distant Strangers”) direct the film, which will debut on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max in 2023.
Synopsis: On August 29, 2021, the Bishop Sycamore Centurions, a presumed high school football team from Columbus, Ohio, took on perennial prep powerhouse IMG Academy. The game was nationally televised on ESPN and the Centurions lost 58-0. The blowout caused fans and audiences to question the legitimacy of the Bishop Sycamore program and the activities of now-fired head coach Roy Johnson. However, the final score and a fired head coach turned out to be just the beginning of the story.
Credits: Executive produced by Adam McKay and Todd Schulman for Hyperobject Industries, Michael Strahan and Constance Schwartz-Morini’s SMAC Entertainment, Jay Peterson, Todd Lubin and Jack Turner for Boat Rocker’s Matador Content, Alex Mather and Ankur Chawla for The Athletic, and Spencer Paysinger for Moore Street Productions.