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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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