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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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