Liverpool FC doc on discovery+ throughout Europe
February 1, 2021
It was the season that captured the hearts and minds of Liverpool fans across the globe, a season of challenges that had never been faced before, but ended in glory with captain Jordan Henderson holding the greatest prize in English football aloft.
Available via Discovery’s new streaming service, discovery+, The End of the Storm has been made with the full support of the Liverpool FC through production, distribution and marketing and charts the journey of the club as it attempted to end a league title drought lasting over 30 years. Delving deep into the heart of one of the most globally recognised sports clubs on the planet, the 90-minute documentary tells the inside story of Liverpool’s title-winning 2019-20 Premier League season.
Through the eyes of iconic coach Jurgen Klopp, alongside skipper Jordan Henderson, goalkeeper Alisson, as well as Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk, the documentary gives a unique insight into the ups and downs and the ecstasy and uncertainty that one of football’s biggest clubs confronts day in and day out. The End of the Storm features exclusive behind-the-scenes action drawn from hundreds of hours of footage shot across the 2019-20 season. Told not just through the club’s inner sanctum, but also through the global community of over 500 million Liverpool fans, the special uncovers the fluctuating emotions felt by fans from across the world as the club deals with the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic but ultimately fulfils its dreams.
Myriam Lopez-Otazu, GVP Content, Sourcing & Acquisitions EMEA & APAC, said: “Liverpool FC is an institution, not only in England and the UK but across the globe and we are delighted to offer this feature-length film exclusively to our discovery+ subscribers internationally. This incredible documentary gives an exclusive insight into what actually goes on behind-the-scenes at a professional football club, and importantly and core to our strategy, captures all emotions of the team´s and fans during a historical year.”
The special was brought together by the award-winning team behind One Night in Turin and Building Jerusalem and is intimate in its storytelling but epic in its scale. It is directed by Emmy-nominee James Erskine and produced by the award-winning team of Victoria Gregory, Adam Bullmore and Raimon Masllorens. The production is powered by Altitude Film Distribution and presented by Brutal October in association with New Black Films and Liverpool FC.
The End of the Storm is available to stream in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Spain The Netherlands, Poland and India, on discovery+.