Netflix has announced that it is working with European giants Juventus FC to create its first original football docuseries.
As part of a deal with the Italian champions, the company will produce four hour-long episodes that offers “unprecedented access” to the Juventus players and facilities during the 2017-18 season.
Netflix claims it will “follow the most compelling stories and characters in the club, spending personal and professional time with the players both on and off the field, on the road, at home and wherever it takes to capture in depth the real lives that make the Juventus one of the most fascinating teams in the world.”
Juventus is one of the biggest clubs in Europe, having won the UEFA Champions League twice and the Serie A a record 33 times.
“It’s a source of pride that Juventus is the first football club to be the subject of a ‘Netflix Original Docuseries,'” Juventus co-chief revenue officer Federico Palomba told the club’s official website.
“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 Bianconeri fans across the world and millions of Netflix users, who thanks to this docuseries can get to know Juventus from every angle.”
Erik Barmack, vice president of international original series at Netflix, added: “Netflix is the home of passionate storytelling, and there are no more passionate fans than those of the Bianconeri. We are excited to have unique, exclusive access to one of the most important squads in the world.”
The series is expected to air in early 2018.