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“Victory may be a burden for some, but for us, it’s an obsession.”
What does it take for a football team to become one of the best in the world? That’s what Netflix is hoping to find out with its new documentary series, First Team: Juventus.
A look behind the scenes of Juventus FC, the series follows the club during the 2017-2018 season, both on and off the field, interviewing legends such as Alessandro Del Piero and players ranging from Federico Bernardeschi, Giorgio Chiellini and Douglas Costa to Gonzalo Higuaín, Claudio Marchisio, Miralem Pjanic, Daniele Rugani and captain Gianluigi Buffon. And, at the top of it all? Coach Massimiliano Allegri.
The series arrives on Netflix as the bidding war for the Premier League rights in the UK begins, marking the streaming giant’s different approach to the game: rather than aim for live-streaming of sports, it’s hoping to build on such successes as NFL docuseries Last Chance U.
First Team: Juventus will, fittingly, be a game of two halves, with the first three episodes released on Friday 16th February, and the second part released later this year.
Here’s the first trailer for the show:
Netflix’s First Team: Juventus kicks off in February
23rd January 2018
Netflix’s new footballing series, First Team: Juventus, is all set to kick off this February.
A docu-series following the stories of the Italian powerhouse football club, First Team will give a behind-the-scenes look at the most compelling stories and characters in the club during the 2017-2018 season, spending time with the players both on and off the field, on the road, at home and wherever it takes to capture the lives that make Juventus one of the most famous teams in the world.
The series will, fittingly, be a game of two halves, with the first three episodes released on Friday 16th February, and the second part released later this year.
Netflix to go behind-the-scenes at Juventus for new documentary series
10th October 2017
Netflix is going behind-the-scenes of one of the world’s biggest football clubs for a new documentary series.
The four-part show will follow the stories of Juventus FC, from club characters and players to action both on and off the pitch. Fans and supporters worldwide will have unprecedented access to the team that has won six straight league titles, with Netflix promising a “profound understanding of the players, the coaches and management on a deeply personal level”.
The announcement of the series follows heated competition between Netflix and Amazon to produce football documentary series about clubs in the UK’s Premier League. Focusing on Juventus, though, also has the bonus of continuing Netflix’s investment in European content – indeed, only last week saw the premiere of Suburra, the streaming giant’s first Italian original series.
Erik Barmack, Vice President of International original series at Netflix says: “Netflix is the home of passionate storytelling, and there are no more passionate fans than tifosi of the bianconeri. We are excited to have unique, exclusive access to one of the most important squads in the world.”
“It’s a source of pride that Juventus is the first football club to be the subject of a Netflix Original Documentary,” adds Federico Palomba, Co-Chief Revenue Officer at the club. “Collaborations of this kind confirm our passion for innovation and being, in every sense, a Sport Entertainment brand. In this way, we are determined to reach fans across the world and millions of Netflix users, who thanks to this docuseries can get to know Juventus from every angle.”
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