Peter Crouch will host a new weekly footballing series on Amazon Prime Video.
Back of the Net will launch this summer coinciding with the beginning of the new Premier League football season through to Prime Video’s exclusive live broadcast of matches in December 2019. Episodes of Back of the Net will be released on Tuesdays after each Premier League round.
The studio talk show will be presented by a team of three: legendary footballer Peter Crouch, comedian John Bishop and broadcaster Gabby Logan. Each week the trio will be joined by a live audience, and a heady mix of celebrity and football guests. They look back at the latest matches and forward to the next, with smart, humorous debate on the big talking points, and with a few games along the way. Back of the Net will also include features with football’s greatest names telling hilarious stories and revealing the secret talents of heroes from the sport world.
In December 2019, Prime Video will offer live and exclusive Premier League matches available on Prime Video in the UK, completely free with a Prime membership. The offering comprises of two full fixture rounds – the early December mid-week games on 3-5th December and the Boxing Day fixtures on 26-27th December – featuring live coverage of every Premier League team, meaning fans of every single Premier League club will be guaranteed to watch their team play twice on Prime Video.
Gabby Logan says: “I am beyond thrilled to become part of the Back of the Net team sitting alongside my old mate John Bishop and the wittiest footballer in the land, Peter Crouch. Football is about passion, skill and rivalries but ultimately it’s about people and their stories and there’s so much fun to be had around the beautiful game every week in the Premier League.”
John Bishop comments: “Each week, I guarantee to give an extremely impartial, straight laced view of the recent champions of Europe.”
Crouch adds: “I’m really excited to start this show with Gabby and John and I’m hoping it’s going to be a smooth transition from bench to sofa.”
‘While our live Premier League coverage in December will of course focus on the action, we wanted to bring back the humour and quirkiness of a studio show based on the nation’s favourite sport,” says Alex Green, MD Sports, Prime Video. “I’m absolutely thrilled that Peter, Gabby and John will be our regular hosts, offering their wit, banter and anecdotes, every week of the season.”
“Working with incredible on and off screen talent, Back of the Net is the next in our offering of UK Original productions for Prime Video,” adds Georgia Brown, Director EU Originals, Prime Video. “We’re so excited to bring what will be a hilarious, fun-filled show to our audiences weekly.”
Back of the Net is an Amazon Original production with Sony Pictures Television’s Human Media and Buzz 16. The showrunner is Alan Brown and the series producer is Luke Shiach.