Amazon announces FC Bayern Munich doc
February 2, 2021
Amazon has announced a behind-the-scenes documentary on FC Bayern Munich, which will launch exclusively on Prime Video in Autumn 2021, giving Prime members front row seats to the German record champions, treble winners and current most successful club in the world, as well as an insight into the inner workings at Säbener Straße.
Produced by W&B Television, the documentary follows FC Bayern Munich through their 2020 Champions League final win in Lisbon, to the end of the 2020/21 season. It spotlights the people who have shaped the club and made it great; from the president to the groundsman, showing how iconic characters like Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeneß paved the way for a new generation, led by president Herbert Hainer, Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidžić. It also looks at the club’s history, its greatest moments, as well as how it is perceived by the wider footballing world.
“We are proud to be able to tell the great success of FC Bayern through this documentary – from its rich past to the exciting present and ambitious future,” says FC Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “Especially now, when Corona is unfortunately forcing us to distance ourselves, this documentary is a wonderful opportunity for our fans to experience first-hand what is going on in our team and our club.”
FC Bayern München board member Oliver Kahn: “This documentary is a great opportunity to expand FC Bayern’s global presence. We can reach millions of people with our story and get them excited about us. FC Bayern looks back on a gripping history, has been setting standards in top-class sport for decades and also has its sights firmly set on the future. We are always ready to break new ground. This documentary is another important step into the future of our club.”
“With our Amazon sports documentaries, we have created benchmarks for access for sports fans,” said Dr Christoph Schneider, Managing Director Prime Video Germany. “Now I’m delighted that we can show Prime members the great FC Bayern Munich up close and give them unprecedented insight. With our partners from W&B Television, we are getting closer to the German record champion and triple winner than ever before.”
“Amazon, FC Bayern and W&B Television have been discussing this project for several years”, said Quirin Berg, Executive Producer and CEO at W&B Television. “This mission is as great as it is challenging and right now is the perfect time to tackle it. We are looking forward to a spectacular documentary.”
The documentary about FC Bayern is a W&B Television production. Executive Producers are Quirin Berg and Max Wiedemann.