Newcastle United documentary set to be ‘far punchier and hard-hitting’ than All Or Nothing
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According to The Athletic, the project will ask ‘challenging’ questions about the club’s relationship with Saudi Arabia and majority owners PIF.
The Saudi Public Investment Fund owns 80% of NUFC but the takeover was questioned due to the organisation’s human rights record.
Amnesty International has regularly called on the Premier Leage to reconsider the takeover bid.
Cameras have been following Magpie activity all season but instead of focusing on the dressing room and team, the commercial side of the business will be given due prominence.
In previous Amazon documentary series, All Or Nothing followed Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal, largely focusing on the squad, manager and team’s success.
Amanda Staveley said earlier this month the documentary was a big part of growing the clubs finanes under Financial Fair Play rules.
The documentary is a joint production between 72 Films and Lorton Entertainment.
And both companies are well-versed in hard-hitting documentaries, with Lorton about to release a film about Boris Becker and Wagatha Christie trial.
72 Films will release a series about Jimmy Savile next month.