Fulwell73 announces Sunderland FC docu-series for Netflix
August 23, 2018
Fulwell73, the UK production company behind Phenoms, I Am Bolt, The Class of ‘92 Carpool Karaoke, and The Late Late Show, has formally announced their latest documentary series ‘Sunderland ‘Til I Die’ for Netflix.
In the era of multi-million dollar sponsorship deals and transfers, where the stakes have never been higher or the rivalries more fierce, this brand new Netflix original series sets at its heart the unfailing passion of this UK Northern town for its beloved football club.
The series will take its audience through the highs and lows of SAFC’s first season in the Championship following its painful relegation the previous year. The production company is Fulwell 73 (I am Bolt, The Class of ‘92) exec producers are Leo Pearlman and Ben Turner.
The series was formally announced today at the Edinburgh International Television Festival as part of Netflix’s showcase presentation by Brandon Riegg, VP, Unscripted Originals & Acquisitions.
Filmed over a one year period during the whole of last season, one of the most monumental in the club’s history, Sunderland AFC (Association Football Club) is a fly-on-the-wall style series based on unprecedented access behind-the-scenes and features interviews with the club’s manager, players, and critically its passionate and loyal fans.
The eight part show was series produced by David Soutar (Mo Farah : No Easy Mile), edit produced by Richard Cooke, co-produced by Heather Greenwood and executive produced by Leo Pearlman and Ben Turner.
The series is the latest groundbreaking sports documentary produced by Fulwell following its critically acclaimed box-office hits The Class of 92, and I Am Bolt. Fulwell also recently produced three films in the Phenoms series for Fox Sports about the FIFA World Cup which aired in June, 2018.
Leo Pearlman said “Sunderland Till I Die is a deeply personal series for us at Fulwell – we named our company after the club, it’s where our family is from, and we are still and will always be passionate fans of Sunderland Football Club. It was always a dream to follow our club through the highs and lows of a season and although this past year didn’t give us the success we all craved, we do believe through this story we’ve been able to show the unique relationship every fan has with the club they love and follow, no matter what the circumstances. This series captures the drama and heartbreak that the club experienced last season, told through the eyes of the management, players and most importantly Sunderland’s incredible fans. We hope audiences all across the globe will recognise something in this universal tale of strength in the face of adversity and fall in love with the characters as we have.”