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October Films, Brutal Media, Starbucks prep “This is Football” for Amazon

Amazon Prime Video has ordered a new docuseries about the world’s most popular sport, set to launch later this summer. This Is Football (6 x 60 minutes) will tackle major, global ...
July 2, 2019

Amazon Prime Video has ordered a new docuseries about the world’s most popular sport, set to launch later this summer.

This Is Football (6 x 60 minutes) will tackle major, global stories that exemplify the passion and dedication of soccer players and fans, including the sport’s role in post-Genocide Rwanda, the rise of women’s soccer and the rise of Iceland’s underdog Vikings.

The series is produced by British indie prodco October Films in collaboration with Spanish television and film production house Brutal Media and global coffee brand Starbucks for Amazon Prime Video.

It is written and co-created by sports author John Carlin, based on an original idea by Carlin and Raimon Masllorens. James Erskine serves as creative director, with Jos Cushing as series executive producer. EPs are Masllorens for Brutal Media and Adam Bullmore for October Films, along with Joe Roth and Carlin.

“The universal appeal of football is something we know resonates strongly with the Amazon Prime Video audience worldwide, so I’m delighted that we are able to bring this fascinating six-part series of unique stories about the world’s most talked about sport exclusively to Prime Video,” said Vernon Sanders, co-head of television at Amazon Studios, in a statement. “We’re thrilled to add This is Football to our stable of award-winning docu-series and live sports for Prime Video audiences around the world.”

This Is Football will launch on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories worldwide on Aug. 2.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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