Amazon is going deep with an untitled series that will follow the University of Michigan football team and its alumnus-coach Jim Harbaugh throughout the 2017 season.
Produced by BTN Originals, the Montag Group and Jim Jorden Productions, the Amazon Prime series will feature unprecedented access to the winningest program in NCAA football — an 11-time national champion — throughout the current season. Cameras will follow Harbaugh, his assistant coaches, the student athletes and their support system on and off the field, giving viewers an inside look at the team, game, practice, life in Ann Arbor and everything in between.
The seventh-ranked Wolverines are off to a good start, beating No. 17 Florida at home on opening day and cruising to a win over Cincinnati in Week 2. They host Air Force this weekend before starting Big Ten play at Purdue on September 23.
“We pride ourselves on offering Prime members access to the people and worlds that they simply cannot find anywhere else. This series will show viewers an elite college football program in a way that’s never been done before,” said Conrad Riggs, Head of Unscripted, Amazon Originals.
No premiere date is set for the series, which is executive produced by Sandy Montag, Kirk Reynolds, Ron Lynn and Jim Jorden.
During Harbaugh’s first two years, Michigan re-emerged as a top 10 national power and pulled in one of the top recruiting classes for the 2017 season. Harbaugh quarterbacked Michigan in the mid-1980s, becoming a Heisman Trophy finalist, first-round draft pick and 14-season NFL quarterback. He also coached the San Francisco 49ers to three NFC Championship games and a Super Bowl in his first three seasons.
“We welcome judgment,” Harbaugh said. “We embrace this opportunity to showcase our 2017 University of Michigan football team to a vast audience around the world.”
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