Leeds United documentary given August outing on Amazon Prime

Date published: Wednesday 24th July 2019 10:36

The six-part documentary detailing Leeds United’s first season under Marcelo Bielsa will be shown on Amazon Prime next month, it has been revealed.

While no official date has been given by the broadcaster as yet, it is speculated that all episodes will be made available as early as Thursday August 1 – the day before the Championship resumes with a clash between new boys Luton Town and Middlesbrough on the Friday evening.

The series will look back on a thrilling season for Leeds, who for so long led the Championship before eventually being overhauled by first Norwich and then Sheffield United, before their campaign was ended in the semi-final stage of the play-offs.

Local production company The City Talking – with production in partnership with Eleven Studios – captured exclusive footage over the course of the 2018-19 campaign which ranges from sit down interviews, the Spygate scandal to behind the scenes on matchdays.

Oscar-winning actor and avid Leeds fan Russell Crowe will narrate the series while Bielsa also gives his first sit down interview in more that 20 years as he reflects on his debut season in West Yorkshire.

Speaking about the documentary, Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani said: “We are proud to partner with Amazon Prime Video to present this exciting documentary that chronicles a remarkable season in the history of Leeds United.

“Last season, with Marcelo at the helm, we made huge strides in putting Leeds United back on the map and reconnecting the club with our local community and wider fanbase.

“We are delighted to be able to share a unique, behind the scenes perspective on the ups and downs, the emotion and the intimate moments that makes this club so special.”

Leeds, meanwhile, will be hoping to go one better this season and have been boosted by the news that one of their big-name stars looks set to stay at Elland Road following a change of heart.

 

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