Amazon is stepping up its sporting game with the order for a new biopic of Maradona.
Infamous for his ‘Hand of God’ goal against England in the 1986 World Cup semi-final, Diego Armando Maradona is wifey regarded as the best footballer of all time. The docuseries will explore the man behind the champion; chronicling his early life and prolific career.
One of the most revered and controversial football players in the history of the sport, Maradona’s exploits off the field have become as well-known as his career highlights. Produced by BTF Media, in association with Dhana Media and Raze, the international production promises to take audiences from his home country of Argentina to Spain and Italy all the way to his key role in leading his national team to win the ’86 Mexico World Cup.
“There are few players whose notoriety transcends generations and geographic borders – Maradona is a household name around the world, and his career highlights are still discussed today among the biggest moments in soccer’s history,” says Brad Beale, Vice President, Worldwide TV Content Acquisition, Prime Video. “We’re excited to bring Prime Video members on this incredible journey.”
“The story will feature an unprecedented look at Maradona, not only as a champion but also as a man. Together with Prime Video, Dhana Media and Raze we are diving deep into the essence of the story and working on all of its aspects to bring it to a global audience,” adds Francisco Cordero, Co-Founder and CEO, BTF Media.