Netflix Series About Sunderland's 17/18 Relegation Season To Be Released Soon
If you're not a big football fan, you might not know that when a team has a successful season they usually release a film of the campaign to document their achievements, give fans a way to re-live the magic, and to make a couple of quid.
Just look at Manchester City, for example. They've released a new Amazon Prime series and it's actually pretty decent.
However, Sunderland didn't have the most successful time last season - quite the opposite, in fact.
After crashing out of the Premier League following what seemed like an eternity of clinging on they now find themselves teetering on the brink of a second relegation in as many years.
What makes matters worse is that a documentary crew have been following them around all through 2017/18 catching every tiny moment in what could go down as one of the North East club's worst ever campaigns.
The programme - presumably some sort of tragic comedy series - will be broadcast on Netflix on December 14, 2018 and will be called 'Sunderland Till I Die'.
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The 2017/18 season saw Sunderland facing life in England's second tier of football for the first time in a decade, and things did not improve from there.
Finally able to announce that we are indeed making an 8 part series with @netflix that followed @SunderlandAFC through last season called "Sunderland Til I Die", lots more info to follow! pic.twitter.com/kz8SI6RFsR- Fulwell 73 (@Fulwell73) August 23, 2018
The best players left the club, several players on huge wages stuck around to sap them dry, a manager has lost his job, and the owner - American Ellis Short - dramatically reined in spending.
Get the sense that the Netflix documentary filming Sunderland's utter misery will be better than Manchester City's glossy production.- Benjamin Wills (@_BenWills) August 23, 2018
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