Best known for his role as Dwight Schrute, an overly weird and ambitious guy, on The Office, Rainn Wilson is also lending his dryly comedic narration to Netflix’s intriguing new docuseries, We Are The Champions. It’s a show that focuses on documenting some of the most outlandish and unlikely competitions around the world. From people racing down a steep grass hill with wheels of cheese rolling in front of them to frog jumping and fantasy hairstyling championships, having a memorable narrator really makes a difference in setting the tone for this odd project.
Rainn Wilson Calls it a ‘Comedic Documentary Series’
When he recently appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Wilson, who is also the executive producer of We Are The Champions described the project as a comedic documentary series. To make the docuseries happen, Wilson partnered with Dirty Robber, a production company that scoured the globe for the most ridiculous and absurd events and competitions. What brings that extra flair to the show is how it is filmed as a serious production, almost like an NFL film.
We Are The Champions Takes a Fun Yet Serious Look at Odd Sports
Every episode of the Netflix show takes viewers on an adventure into an event they likely didn’t even know was considered an actual sport somewhere in the world. Wilson’s absolute favorite so far is the so-called ‘dog dancing’ competition that’s popular in the countries from the former Soviet Union. “Human and dog,” he says, work for years to make them dance so divinely.
So far, We Are The Champions has offered six incredibly weird yet enlightening episodes showing the seriousness and determination of competitors while noting how strange these events seem to the outside world. If you’re looking to be amused and curious, it’s definitely worth giving this one a chance.