Are we about to have another sports series behind the scenes?
According to The Times, the Premier League have been approached by Box To Box Films, the production company behind Netflix Formula 1: drive to survive series, on a series behind the scenes.
The clubs were told of the approach this week and talks will now take place to sound out a potential project which they hope could match the success of the motor racing series.
It is understood that Box To Box has also been in contact with individual Premier League clubs.
Earlier this year, it was reported that Box To Box was working on a pair of similar series focusing on golf and tennis. There hasn’t been much word on either since, although that of golf could be quite interesting with the defections of many who got involved in the Saudi-backed LIV Golf. .
With 20 teams in the Premier League, each playing 38 games, it would apparently be quite difficult for Box To Box to cover the league in full. Would the company really give equal time to teams languishing in the mid-table, versus those vying for the title or trying to avoid relegation? Otherwise, it might make more sense to partner with a handful of teams.
I’ve generally found series like this to be more compelling when the focus is more, like with Amazon All or nothing series or Netflix Sunderland till i die. A series on the whole of the Premier League is sure to upset viewers who support the featured teams much less than the others.
Either way, I’m sure it will eventually happen because the Premier League loves money and markets its league internationally, and this series would tick both of those boxes.