Netflix has announced plans to produce a docuseries surrounding Spain’s LaLiga. The show will reportedly be somewhat similar to other popular sports docs on the streaming services. This includes Formula 1: Drive to Survive and Break Point.
Spanish soccer fans will, however, have to be patient for the release. The upcoming series is only in pre-production at the moment. Nevertheless, the production company involved will follow the league throughout the 2023/24 campaign for content. Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid will feature heavily in the show.
Streaming service reveals limited info on project
“Similar to Netflix’s growing slate of sports programming such as Formula 1: Drive to Survive and Break Point, the series will take an inside look at everything that happens in the professional football league behind the scenes and the more personal stories of one of the most followed leagues in the world,” a Netflix representative recently said.
Despite comments from the rep, details remain fairly limited. Netflix has not yet released the title, director, or producer of the upcoming project.
Newly formed LaLiga Studios will not involved in Netflix doc
LaLiga did recently announce that they are teaming up with Banijay Iberia to launch a new production company called LaLiga Studios. The duo will produce content for the Spanish league, their clubs and their sponsors. However, LaLiga Studios is not expected to work on the Netflix docuseries.
Nevertheless, LaLiga’s executive director Oscar Mayo says the upcoming documentary series thrills him. “For LaLiga to be the star of Netflix’s first sports series in Spain is a unique opportunity to take our football beyond the fans, to share with the world the excitement of the sport we love, and the chance for all our fans to see LaLiga from a totally different angle,” said Mayo.
This is Netflix’s first ever sports series in Spain.
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