Trailer: Amazon teams up with Crystal Palace for When Eagles Dare
James R | On 04, Jun 2021
Amazon is kicking its football game up a gear this week with another new sporting docuseries in the bag.
When Eagles Dare charts Crystal Palace FC’s remarkable resurgence from financial ruin and administration in 2010 to playing in the 2013 Championship Play-Offs for promotion to the Premier League.
The series tells the tale of how Crystal Palace’s fans saved their club, as lifelong supporter Steve Parish formed a consortium to prevent it from going out of business. Time was running out and liquidation loomed, but a mass protest of thousands of fellow fans outside Lloyds Bank helped the consortium finalise a deal to buy their beloved club.
Each 50-minute episode features never-before-seen footage from the 2012/13 season, when the club allowed unprecedented access to a film crew, while present day retrospective interviews with all the main figures help recount of football’s great underdog stories.
The docuseries was created by Palace TV – the club’s in-house production team; directed and edited by Sean Webb, produced by Chris Grierson, alongside executive producer James Woodroof.
Now, Amazon Prime Video has scored the five-part series, which premieres on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 4th June. It joins a growing number of Amazon originals focused on the beautiful game, including Inside Borussia Dortmund, All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur, Take Us Home: Leeds United, Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In and All or Nothing: Manchester City.
Here’s the trailer:
When Eagles Dare is available to watch online on Amazon Prime Video as part of a Prime membership or a £5.99 monthly subscription.