New Manchester City treble-winning documentary sold to Netflix

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A documentary surrounding Manchester City’s treble-winning season from last year will be showcased on Netflix after the Premier League winners sold the rights to the streaming platform. 

With a trailer expected to be released as early as this week, the documentary will give fans a behind the scenes perspective of Manchester City’s journey to a historic treble trophy season, culminating in their UEFA Champions League final win over Inter Milan in Istanbul. 

The Daily Mail revealed that the club received a “seven-figure sum” from Netflix to acquire the rights, with the six-part documentary believed to be available to stream early next month. 

Manchester City were the first football club to be the subject of a documentary as part of Amazon Prime Video’s ‘All or Nothing’ series, which detailed how Pep Guardiola’s side went on to win the Premier League with a 100 points tally during the 2017-18 season. 

The club has also produced its own documentaries through its in-house production team, covering the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons. 

For Netflix, this is another example of the streaming giant bolstering its sports adjacent programming. Manchester City will become the first Premier League club to receive its own Netflix documentary but won’t be the first English club, after Sunderland ‘Til I Die’ proved to be popular with audiences. 

However, Netflix have concentrated their football-related shows on individuals rather than clubs, with David Beckham and Luis Figo, amongst others, receiving their own documentaries on the platform. 

The streaming service is quickly becoming a valuable distribution channel for sports in the last several years. This has been the case since the Formula One ‘Drive to Survive’ series was released in 2019, which proved to significantly bolster F1’s popularity across the world. 
Since then, Netflix has produced docuseries for tennis with ‘Break Point’ and ‘Quarterback’ for the NFL, with an NBA-focused series featuring LeBron James expected to be launching on the platform soon.

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