Megan Rapinoe (L) and Sue Bird attend Michael Rubin's Fanatics Super Bowl party at the Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on February 10, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

'Cleat Cute': Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe's Queer Soccer Romance Coming to TV

Emell Adolphus READ TIME: 2 MIN.

Sports icons and girlfriends Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe are planning to bring a very sporty story to TV as producers.

As reported by NBC News, Bird and Rapinoe are looking to adapt "Cleat Cute," a bestselling novel by author Meryl Wilsner, into a TV series under their A Touch More production company and with independent TV studio Future Shack Entertainment.

In a statement, Future Shack CEO Jeff Wachtel called sports a "universal language and breeding ground for world class storytelling."

With women's sports making major headlines as of late, for better and for worse, the project could capitalize on the moment.

"As women's sports captivate audiences around the globe, we're proud to partner with two of the most iconic athletes of our time, Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird, to bring Meryl Wilsner's delightful world to life in a bold, sexy and fun ensemble show," said Wachtel.

"Cleat Cute" will follow a young soccer player juggling her goals on and off the field as she falls into a budding romance with her team captain. The TV project will mark Bird and Rapinoe's first scripted content since the launch of their production company in 2022.

"Having spent most of our lives on teams, we want to celebrate the ways in which relationships, both romantic and platonic, are organically created through sports," said Bird and Rapinoe about the project, NBC News reports. "'Cleat Cute' will not shy away from the messiness, occasional frustration, and undeniable beauty that come with loving the game and the players within it."

And we can't wait!

Bird is a five-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA and NCAA basketball champion, and Rapinoe is a two-time FIFA World Cup-winning soccer superstar.

by Emell Adolphus

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