Sky will chronicle the rise and fall of the vilified European Super League in a 90-minute documentary from Fulwell 73, the James Corden-backed producer behind sports series, including Netflix’s. Sunderland until I die and from Amazon All or nothing: Juventus.
To tell the story of the proposed breakaway league, Fulwell 73 has secured exclusive access to figures from the 12 founding clubs, world soccer leagues and federations, players and fans. They will paint a dramatic story of an idea that collapsed within 72 hours of its announcement, sparking protests across Europe.
Carl Hindmarch (Mark Ronson: From the heart) directs, while Leo Pearlman, Gabe Turner, Ben Turner and Richard Thompson serve as executive producers. Richard Cooke is the producer. Sky Commissioners are Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content, Sky UK & Ireland; Poppy Dixon, documentary and factual director; and Jamie Morris, director of programs.
Dixon said: “The announcement and dissolution of the European Super League became one of the most volatile 72 hours in football history. Soccer fans and non-fans alike debated, protested, and set the trend for this game-changing decision around the world before seeing its rapid collapse. When Fulwell presented the film to us as a high-stakes thriller with exclusive access from inside the story, we knew it would be a perfect fit with Sky Documentaries. “
The film is made in association with Sky Studios, with NBCUniversal Global Distribution sells internationally.