Soccer fans will get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the world’s most popular teams next year in a new documentary series about Manchester City slated to stream on Amazon Prime. (Jeffrey P. Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon, owns The Washington Post.)
Promising a “unique and authentic inside view” of Manchester City’s current season, the series will net the team more than $13 million, according to the BBC, which reported the show will likely premier next fall.
Few details have emerged about what story lines the show might focus on, but according to a team statement, viewers can expect to see a lot of Manager Pep Guardiola, as well as inside looks at “executive meetings.”
“This is an extremely exciting time for Manchester City,” team CEO Ferran Soriano said in the Thursday statement. “Through Amazon’s world-class service, we will be able to share it with football fans all over the world.”
Manchester City currently tops the Premier League standings after 11 matches with 31 points. Rivals Manchester United and Tottenham are second and third, respectively, each with 23. Manchester City has also advanced to the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Manchester City won’t be the only world-class soccer team to star in its own documentary series next year: Italian giant Juventus is slated to get a show on Netflix. The series, announced last month, will air in early 2018, according to ESPN FC, and consist of four one-hour episodes.
The content of Juventus’s series promises to be mostly player-focused, offering viewers “behind-the-scenes stories . . . and more intimate scenes of the players’ lives.”
Reports have not surfaced regarding how much money Juventus will make for the collaboration.