Sky Documentaries orders European Super League documentary
James R | On 29, Jun 2021
Sky Documentaries has ordered a documentary exploring the rise and rapid fall of the European Super League (ESL). Produced by award-winning production company Fulwell 73 (Sunderland ‘Til I Die, The Class of 92, I Am Bolt), in association with Sky Studios, the 90-minute film will chart the dramatic events of the days surrounding the announcement of the ESL in April 2021, which proposed a new annual international competition between the biggest clubs in the game, including 12 founding members from the English Premier League, Italy’s Serie A and Spain’s La Liga. In the 72-hour period between its announcement and subsequent collapse, the ESL dominated the headlines and prompted reactions around the world from national governments, football’s governing bodies, other clubs, players, managers, pundits and fans.
The film will tell the story of the ESL with an exclusive inside look at the events and decisions that led to the landmark announcement and spanning not just those turbulent few days following the statement but also recent footballing history to give context to its inception. Supported by archive footage, the film will feature first-hand interviews with figures from the 12 founding clubs, global footballing leagues and federations, players and fans themselves.
The Sky Original documentary has been commissioned for Sky Documentaries by Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content for Sky UK and Ireland, Poppy Dixon, Director of Documentaries and Factual and Jamie Morris, Director of Programmes. The documentary is directed by Carl Hindmarch.
It will air on Sky Documentaries and streaming service NOW later this year.