The Hollywood Reporter: Netflix Options ‘Friday Night Lights’-Like Soccer Story ‘One Goal’ (Exclusive)

The Hollywood Reporter: Netflix Options ‘Friday Night Lights’-Like Soccer Story ‘One Goal’ (Exclusive)

Netflix has optioned the rights to Amy Bass’ One Goal, the story of how a mix of Somali refugees and native-born white kids in Lewiston, Maine, won the state high-school soccer championship.

The book — part Friday Night Lights, part Remember the Titans — tells the story of how the high-school soccer team helped bridge the racial divide in the declining mill town of Lewiston when hundreds of Somali refugees resettled there. Read More