The new Crystal Palace Football Club docuseries, When Eagles Dare, will launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video worldwide on June 4th. When Eagles Dare charts Crystal Palace FC’s remarkable resurgence from financial ruin and administration in 2010, to playing in the 2013 Championship Play-Offs for promotion to the Premier League.
The docuseries tells the extraordinary tale of how Crystal Palace’s fans saved their club, as lifelong supporter Steve Parish formed a consortium to prevent it from going out of business. Time was running out and liquidation loomed; but a mass protest of thousands of fellow fans outside Lloyds Bank helped the consortium finalise a deal to buy their beloved club.
Each episode features never-before-seen footage from the 2012/13 season, when the club allowed unprecedented access to a film crew, whilst present day retrospective interviews with all the main figures help tell the tale of one of football’s greatest underdog stories.
“This is one of the most remarkable stories in Crystal Palace’s long history, and shows that if a club has the support of its fans and community, and the right blend of talent and determination, anything is possible,” said Parish. “The documentary provides unique insight into one of the most special groups of players and people I have worked with. I know that Palace fans have been desperate to see some of the footage captured in 2012/13 and will find the series fascinating. For fans of other clubs who dream of their team reaching the pinnacle of the English game, this is a story that shows that it really is possible.”
The docuseries was created by Palace TV – the club’s in-house production team; directed and edited by Sean Webb, produced by Chris Grierson, alongside executive producer James Woodroof.