Unscripted

“Sunderland ‘Til I Die” heads to Netflix

UK production company Fulwell73 is sending its new football docuseries Sunderland ‘Til I Die to Netflix. The Netflix Original Series will bow Dec. 14 on the streaming platform. The eight-part series follows the ...
August 23, 2018

UK production company Fulwell73 is sending its new football docuseries Sunderland ‘Til I Die to Netflix. The Netflix Original Series will bow Dec. 14 on the streaming platform.

The eight-part series follows the Sunderland Association Football Club’s first season after being relegated to the second tier for the first time in 10 years at the end of the 2016/17 season.

At the heart of the series is the passion of the fans for their football club in the northern UK.

Filmed over all of last season, with access to the club’s manager, players and fans, Sunderland ‘Til I Die adopts a fly-on-the-wall approach.

Leo Pearlman and Ben Turner are executive producing for Fulwell73, alongside series producer David Soutar, edit producer Richard Cooke and co-producer Heather Greenwood.

Sunderland ‘Til I Die is a deeply personal series for us at Fulwell — we named our company after the club, it’s where our family is from, and we are still and will always be passionate fans of Sunderland Football Club,” said Pearlman. “This series captures the drama and heartbreak that the club experienced last season, told through the eyes of the management, players and most importantly Sunderland’s incredible fans.”

This is the latest sports doc from Fulwell73 following the success of The Class of 92 and I Am Bolt.

The formal announcement was made at Netflix’s showcase presentation Thursday (August 23) at the Edinburgh International Television Festival by Brandon Riegg, Netflix’s VP, unscripted originals and acquisitions.

(Photo from the Sunderland A.F.C. website)

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