Unscripted

Amazon teams with Manchester City on behind-the-scenes series

Amazon and Manchester City F.C. have teamed on a behind-the-scenes series for Amazon Prime Video which follows the football team through the 2017/2018 season. The series, launching next year, will offer ...
November 9, 2017

Amazon and Manchester City F.C. have teamed on a behind-the-scenes series for Amazon Prime Video which follows the football team through the 2017/2018 season.

The series, launching next year, will offer viewers a look into the club, its coach Pep Guardiola and the weekly stories that unfold within the lives of the players, as well as interviews with the manager and executive meetings.

Guardiola won three Champions League titles during his time at FC Barcelona. He joined Manchester City in 2016 coaching players such as Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus and Kevin de Bruyne.

The show joins Prime Video’s portfolio of Amazon Original sports entertainment shows including The Grand Tour, and All Or Nothing which follows the Arizona Cardinals and The Los Angeles Rams over an entire NFL season.

“This new Amazon Prime Video Original series will give prime members extraordinary insight into Manchester City, the top English Premier League Football team and one of the most exciting and respected teams globally,” said Heather Schuster, head of unscripted, Amazon Originals, in a statement. “The story behind the coaches and players is fascinating and we are very excited to work with the Manchester City team to deliver an exclusive all access experience to our prime members.”

The series is slated to launch in 200 countries and territories. While no information was available regarding who is producing the series for Amazon Prime, Bloomberg is reporting that the company is paying more than £10 million for exclusive access to the football club, according to a source familiar with the situation.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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