Second-tier English football team Leeds United has announced that its 2018-19 season – in which the club narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League – will be the subject of a forthcoming documentary from Amazon Prime.
The series, entitled ‘Take Us Home: Leeds United’, will follow the team’s efforts during its first season under the management of notorious Argentinean coach Marcelo Bielsa, and include a behind-the-scenes look at moments such as the ’spygate’ controversy, when Bielsa admitted to having sent staff to spy on promotion rivals Derby County’s training sessions.
It will be produced by Eleven Studios, the production arm of Leeds owner and chairman Andrea Radrizzani’s Eleven Sports, in collaboration with The City Talking, a Leeds-based media company. Eleven Sports’ chief operating officer Anouk Mertens is serving as executive producer for the series, while Oscar-winning actor and long-time Leeds fan Russell Crowe will narrate. ‘Take Us Home’ will begin airing worldwide in August this year.
“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 Radrizzani. “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.”
The news follows last week’s announcement that Amazon will also release a documentary following the Brazil national team’s triumph at this summer’s Copa América in the latest instalment of its ‘All or Nothing’ series, the first of which featured Premier League champions Manchester City.