Megan Rapinoe Is Hosting a New Show That Spotlights Young Athletes Destined to Become Stars

The World Cup champion's show premieres on the new video-streaming app, Quibi, on April 6.

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From Chrissy Teigen to Demi Lovato, tons of celebs are set to host new shows on Quibi, a video-streaming app launching April 6. The latest star to get her own Quibi series? Megan Rapinoe.

The U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) player and two-time World Cup winner will host Prodigy, a docuseries exploring the origin stories of talented young athletes taking the world by storm in their individual sports.

As the host, Rapinoe will help highlight each athlete's amazing journies, sharing her own commentary and experiences with the pressures of being a "prodigy" in the limelight.

Each episode of Prodigy will spotlight a different athlete's accomplishments and rise to the top. Of the eight athletes, only one is a soccer player like Rapinoe: midfielder Tyler Adams. The 21-year-old went pro with the New York Red Bulls second division team at just 16 years old before joining the first division team just a season later.

As for the rest of the group? You'll hear about five-star high school basketball recruit Jalen Green, who's considered one of the best shooting guards in 2020 by ESPN.

Two sprinters, including 20-year-old NCAA track and field star Sha'Carri Richardson and 19-year-old star sprinter Matthew Boling, will also be featured in their own respective Prodigy episodes. Richardson ranks in the top 10 fastest women for the 100-meter dash, while Bowling holds the record for the fastest all-conditions 100-meter dash in high school history.

Next up is 19-year-old snowboarder Red Gerard—who won his first Olympic gold medal at just 17 years old—followed by 18-year-old star swimmer Regan Smith, who holds the world record in the 100- and 200-meter backstroke, and football player Korey Foreman, the number one high school recruit for 2021.

Finally, Rapinoe's show will explore the story of Chantel Navarro, a U.S. junior national team boxer who, at just 16 years old, is a five-time national champion training to become an Olympian.

But FYI: Prodigy isn't just meant to appeal to hardcore sports fans. Each episode will dive deep into athletes' unique origin stories, exploring the common human experiences of success and failure, as well as the role that community plays in helping people rise to their full potential, in sports and beyond.

Intrigued? Prodigy will begin streaming on Quibi on April 6. For now, you can get a taste of what's to come in the docuseries in the trailer below:

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