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Amazon scores Leeds United docuseries

Leeds United’s Elland Road stadium

Amazon Prime Video has acquired exclusive rights to a documentary series about English football club Leeds United and its dramatic 2018/19 season in the Championship.

Six-part series Take Us Home: Leeds United, news of which was first reported by C21 earlier this year, will be narrated by Leeds United fan and Academy Award winner Russell Crowe.

Available in August, the docuseries will offer a behind-the-scenes look at Leeds United’s memorable season under head coach Marcelo Bielsa, when the 64-year-old Argentinian attempted to take the English club back up to the Premier League after a 15-year absence.

Bielsa’s unique style of play meant that the team, who finished 13th in 2017/18, were top of the Championship midway through the 2018/19 season but suffered a dramatic failure in the semi-final of the division’s end-of-season play-offs.

The docuseries 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 is produced for Prime Video by Eleven Studios, a recently formed company that is part of the Eleven Sports Group, in partnership with Leeds-based media company The City Talking.

Eleven Sports chairman and founder Andrea Radrizzani is also the chairman of the EFL Championship club.

“Take Us Home: Leeds United joins the great collection of live sports and behind-the-scenes docuseries on Prime Video,” said Chris Bird, EU head of content at 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.”

The executive producer is Anouk Mertens and the series director is Lee Hicken. The show will also launch on Prime Video in countries around the world, including the US, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Sweden, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, Denmark, Japan and India.


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