Amazon announces plans for a new Manchester United documentary series focusing on the historic 1999 treble season… but fans will have to wait until next year to watch it
- Amazon Prime Video announces new series with Manchester United
- The series will focus on Man United’s legendary treble season in 1999
- The show will air in 2024 to mark the fact that it has been 25 years since the treble
Amazon Prime Video has revealed that it is working on a new documentary series which focuses on Manchester United’s 1999 season.
The broadcaster has previously worked with Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City on their groundbreaking All or Nothing series. They also went behind the scenes with Borussia Dortmund and the All Black rugby team.
They now have access to the story of Manchester United’s most successful season. However, the show won’t air until 2024, as Amazon is looking to release the series on the 25th anniversary of the treble season.
There are few details on how the series will work, with Amazon making the announcement on Thursday. But, it is likely that the documentary will follow a similar format to other clubs they have worked with.
United won the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup titles in 99′, becoming the first and currently the only English side to do so.
Amazon has announced a new series focusing on Man United’s 1999 treble-winning season
The series could feature former stars such as David Beckham (middle) and iconic manager Sir Alex Ferguson (right)
Moments such as their iconic last-minute victory over Bayern Munich in the European Cup semi-finals, Ryan Giggs’ marvelous goal against Arsenal in the Cup and their one-point win over the Gunners for the league title will be all concentrated.
Interviews with title-winning manager Sir Alex Ferguson and some of the club’s treble squads such as David Beckham, Gary Neville and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could also be involved.
Manchester United have not released any official news on the new series, suggesting it will not feature any of the club’s current stars or feature behind-the-scenes dressing room footage.
The show will air in 2024, however, no information regarding a specific date or the number of episodes that will be included in the series has been released.
Paul Scholes (right) and Teddy Sheringham (left) were part of United’s most successful squad
The documentary could potentially pave the way for wider access to United, with Amazon and Netflix believed to be in contention to land a fly-by-night filming deal with the Premier League giants.
Former Man United player Paul Pogba angered his former club when he signed a deal with Amazon for a series focusing on his tumultuous last season at Old Trafford and his reasons for leaving.
Arch-rivals Manchester City could have become the second team to score a hat-trick by the time the show hits TV screens, with Pep Guardiola’s side having already won the Premier League title and FA Cup final and the Champions League.
Man United have a golden chance to deny City that opportunity when they meet at Wembley in the final on Saturday June 3.