Netflix is set to kick off the second season of soccer documentary series Sunderland ‘Til I Die next month.
The streamer is to launch the series, which is produced by The Late Late Show with James Corden producer Fulwell 73, on April 1.
The second season, which will include six episodes, will follow the 2018/19 season of Sunderland FC, the Black Cats’ first season back in League One.
The first season, which featured eight episodes, focused on the 2017/18 season, which saw them relegated from the Championship and under new ownership.
The second season will include the team’s run to Wembley for the Checkatrade Trophy Final.
Fulwell 73 co-founder and Sunderland ‘Til I Die exec producer Ben Turner told BBC Sport last year that they’ve received access inside the club from the new owners. “You’re always at the mercy of following the story but what’s particularly unique about the second series is the access we get to Stewart [Donald] and Charlie [Methven], the new owners, and how they’re overhauling the club. They are interesting and special characters and it’s been amazing. I think we’re more embedded there than we could ever have imagined and it’s utterly fascinating watching them work,” he said.
The six-part was series produced by Richard Cooke and it is executive produced by Leo Pearlman and Benjamin Turner.
Turner said, “For years we’ve held our arms aloft at Sunderland AFC games and sang ‘we’re by far the greatest team the world has ever seen’. Series two confirms that whilst this may not be entirely true on the pitch, Sunderland AFC are in a league of their own as a subject for a documentary series. The focus this year is the unfolding drama of the new owners trying to meet the immense challenge they set themselves by buying the football club. The access they gave us provides the audience a front row seat for what is one hell of a ride.”
Leo Pearlman added, “After series one we couldn’t imagine another season of such heightened drama and yet the beautiful game once again gave us the incredible highs and devastating lows that no scripted series could ever provide. Sunderland AFC remains the gift that keeps on giving and we couldn’t be more excited for fans of the first series to get to spend another 6 episodes with their favorite characters and the City of Sunderland. This remains a show that is deeply personal to all of us at Fulwell and we hope that viewers enjoy watching it as much as we feel privileged to have had the opportunity to make it.”
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