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Amazon Prime Scores 'This Is Football' Documentary

Amazon Prime Video has secured video rights to the sports documentary series This Is Football, the streaming service announced Tuesday.

The six-part premium documentary series, produced by October Films, will premiere Aug. 2 and explores the emotions, stories, passions and triumphs at the heart of soccer.

This Is Football is written and co-created by sports author John Carlin (Invictus), based on an original idea by Carlin and Raimon Masllorens. The films are directed by a team of directors and producers led by creative director James Erskine (One Night in Turin, Le Mans: Racing is Everything) and series executive producer Jos Cushing (Mygrations, Walking The Nile/Himalayas/Americas).

“The universal appeal of football is something we know resonates strongly with the Amazon Prime Video audience worldwide, so I’m delighted that we are able to bring this fascinating six-part series of unique stories about the world’s most talked about sport exclusively to Prime Video,” said Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios in a statement. “We’re thrilled to add This is Football to our stable of award-winning docu-series and live sports for Prime Video audiences around the world.”