Amazon Prime Video Announced as Exclusive Home for New Sports Docu-series
Prime Video and Leeds United today announced Take Us Home: Leeds United, a new docu-series that will give Prime members an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the club’s 2018-19 season as they pushed for promotion under head coach, Marcelo Bielsa, after a 15-year absence from the Premier League. Academy Award winner and avid Leeds United fan Russell Crowe will narrate the six-part series that will launch exclusively on Prime Video this August.
Bielsa, the 63-year-old coach who famously managed the national teams in Argentina and Chile as well as European clubs including Athletic Bilbao, Marseille, Lazio and Lille, had an immediate impact at Leeds United following his announcement in June 2018. His unique style of play meant that the team, who finished thirteenth in 2017-18, were already top of the Championship midway through the 2018-19 season. The docu-series will cover the highs and lows of the season with exclusive footage of the players and staff behind the scenes, and include moments such as the “spygate” scandal and the controversial uncontested goal in the April 2019 Aston Villa match.
“Take Us Home: Leeds United joins the great collection of live sports and behind-the-scenes docu-series on Prime Video,” said Chris Bird, EU Head of Content, Prime Video. “We saw that All or Nothing: Manchester City was a hit not only with Man City fans, but also football fans across the UK and around the world, so we’re excited to give Prime members an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into a fascinating year in Leeds United’s history.”
“We are proud to partner with Amazon Prime Video to present this exciting documentary that chronicles a remarkable season in the history of Leeds United,” said Andrea Radrizzani, Chairman of Leeds United and the Eleven Sports Group. “Last season, with Marcelo at the helm, we made huge strides in putting Leeds United back on the map and reconnecting the club with our local community and wider fanbase. We are delighted to be able to share a unique, behind the scenes perspective on the ups and downs, the emotion and the intimate moments that makes this club so special.”
Take Us Home: Leeds United is produced by Eleven Studios in collaboration with Leeds-based media company, The City Talking. The executive producer is Anouk Mertens and the Series Director is Lee Hicken. The series will also launch on Prime Video in countries around the world, including the U.S., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Sweden, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, Denmark, Japan and India.