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Amazon greenlights docuseries about Diego Maradona

Amazon Prime Video has greenlit a Prime Original docuseries for Mexico about the life of controversial soccer player Diego Maradona. Produced by BTF Media, in association with Dhana Media and Raze, ...
May 17, 2018

Amazon Prime Video has greenlit a Prime Original docuseries for Mexico about the life of controversial soccer player Diego Maradona.

Produced by BTF Media, in association with Dhana Media and Raze, the international production documents the early life of the Argentinian attacking midfielder and the prolific career that saw him lace up for such esteemed clubs as Barcelona FC and Sevilla FC in Spain, SSC Napoli in Italy, and Boca Juniors in Argentina.

The series will also chronicle his role in leading his national team to win the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, after using his hand to find a way past England goalkeeper Peter Shilton to open the scoring. The goal is often referred to as “The Hand of God” (pictured).

This is the third Prime Original series announced by Amazon Prime Video for Mexico following the recent premieres of Diablo Guardian, and the upcoming Un Extraño Enemigo.

“There are few players whose notoriety transcends generations and geographic borders – Maradona is a household name around the world, and his career highlights are still discussed today among the biggest moments in soccer’s history,” said Brad Beale, vice president, worldwide TV content acquisition, Amazon Prime Video, in a statement.

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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