FC Barcelona and Rakuten TV have announced the launch of Matchday – Inside FC Barcelona, an official FC Barcelona TV documentary series that follows the club through its 2018-2019 season, offering behind-the-scenes insights into what makes Barça “more than a club.”
Matchday – Inside FC Barcelona is a creation of Barça Studios, FC Barcelona’s own production house, in collaboration with Kosmos Studios, Rakuten, Inc. in association with Rakuten H Collective Studio and Producciones del Barrio.
The series, narrated by Hollywood actor John Malkovich, is made up of eight episodes that follow the club and its players through milestones of the 2018-2019 season, casting new light on the culture and philosophy of Barça, one of the world’s most beloved football teams. Matchday also follows the players off the pitch, giving insights into their private lives, such as a barbeque at Luis Suárez’s house with Leo Messi and Jordi Alba; Gerard Piqué enjoying his free time together with his family; Marc-André ter Stegen designing his new house; and Ivan Rakitic cooking.
Matchday will premiere exclusively on Rakuten TV in Europe in November, to be followed by a Japan premiere and distribution globally by Rakuten through content partners.