There are some serious East Dillon High vibes with East Mississippi Community College.
The junior college is the focus of Netflix’s upcoming docuseries Last Chance U, which details the wildly successful football program and their penchant for picking up talented yet troubled players. At the point in which the six-part series was produced, the EMCC Lions and coach Buddy Stephens had won three of the last four national championships in their competition level.
Players including New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount and Seattle Seahawks rookie Jarran Reed are EMCC alums, having joined the school set in a town of just over 700. They respectively went on to attend big-time programs in Oregon and Alabama after their time in Scooba, Mississippi.
GQ ran a feature on the program in October 2014 in an article of the same name, documenting the college’s place in high-profile college football.
See the trailer above for director Greg Whiteley’s (Mitt, New York Doll, Resolved) docuseries, which debuts July 29 on Netflix.