Juventus will become the first football team to feature in a documentary series on the club itself. The four-part series will be available on Netflix early next year.
The series, to be made available to the subscribers of the streaming service, is the Netflix’s second endeavor to produce a documentary on a football team. The earlier initiative, Last Chance U – an American football documentary has been extremely successful.
The club takes pride in the trend-setting deal with Netflix. “It’s a source of pride that Juventus is the first football club to be the subject of a Netflix Original Docuseries,” goal.com has quoted club’s co-chief revenue officer Federico Palomba.
“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,” adds Palomba.
According to a goal.com report the series consists of four 60-minute episodes set to air in early 2018, which will be available exclusively on Netflix. It will show life at Juventus Stadium, featuring matches, training and a behind-the-scenes look at Massimiliano Allegri’s side.
“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,” Erik Barmack, vice president of international original series at Netflix, is quoted as commenting.
Juventus are currently placed at the No. 2 position in the Serie A table, two points short of league leaders Napoli.
Founded in 1897 by some Torinese students, the club has worn a black and white striped home kit since 1903 and has played home matches in different grounds around its city, the latest being the 41,507-capacity Allianz Stadium. Nicknamed Vecchia Signora (“the Old Lady”), the club has won a thirty-three official league titles, twelve Coppa Italia titles and seven national Super Cups titles, being the record holder for all these competitions; two Intercontinental Cups, two European Champion Clubs’ Cup and UEFA Champions Leagues, one European Cup Winners’ Cup, a national record of three UEFA Cups, two UEFA Super Cups and one UEFA Intertoto Cup.
The club leads the historical Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio rankings. on the international stage, it occupies the 4th position in Europe and the eighth in the world for most confederation titles won with eleven trophies, having led the UEFA rankings during seven seasons since its inception in 1979. The numbers are the most for an Italian team.
Founded with the name of Sport-Club Juventus, initially as an athletics club, Juventus it is the second oldest of its kind still active in the country after Genoa’s football section (1893).