Footballers Living Abroad: Amazon announces new Spanish football docuseries
James R | On 20, May 2020
Amazon Prime Video has announced Living Abroad, its new Spanish documentary series.
The four-episode unscripted Amazon Exclusive will give viewers exclusive access into the private lives of a group of four footballers, including Manchester United’s Juan Mata, who belonged to the Spanish football “Golden Generation” and were part of the acclaimed national team that won the World Cup in South Africa in 2010.
Following their accomplishments as part of the national team and as part of some of the biggest club teams in the world, Xavi Hernández, David Villa, Javi Martínez and Juan Mata now face a new phase in their careers as they play on teams outside of Spain. The players, along with their families, will navigate living abroad, playing football on an international team and discovering what they miss the most about Spain now that they are far from home.
The four 35-minute episodes of Living Abroad will explore the people behind the personas admired by millions, looking at who these football icons are when they take off their team shirts; what they like to do off the pitch, who they are closest to, how they relax and how they spend time with their families. Prime members will witness the most private and personal sides of these 4 unique footballers, looking at their lives in the UK as well as in Japan, Qatar and Germany.
The series is produced by Atresmedia Studios. Jorge Pérez Vega and Ignacio Corrales are executive producers and Sonia López is the director.
“With this new docuseries our Prime members will get an inside look at some of the biggest stars in Spanish football,” says Ricardo Cabornero, Head of Prime Video Content, Amazon. “We’re excited to be launching this exclusive docuseries on the 10th anniversary of Spain winning the World Cup in South Africa”.
Living Abroad will launch on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Spain on 5th June. It will join a growing line-up of sport content on Prime Video, including Amazon Original series El Corazón de Sergio Ramos, Six Dreams and All or Nothing as well as the upcoming documentary about Fernando Torres, and Fernando, an intimate personal portrayal of Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso.
Footballers Living Abroad is available to watch online on Amazon Prime Video as part of a Prime membership or a £5.99 monthly subscription.