Amazon Prime to air two special episodes of Take Us Home: Leeds United

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The episodes mark the team’s historic return to the top-tier of English football.

Amazon Prime Video is airing two special edition episodes of Take Us Home: Leeds United with ‘unprecedented access’ to Leeds United’s players and boardrooms during the team’s historic return to the Premier League.

The two 45-minute episodes, which were produced by NEO Studios and directed by Lee Hicken at Leeds-media company The City Talking, go live on Thursday (17 September).

The series has been running since the start of the 2018/19 season, following Leeds’ attempts to get back up to the top-tier of English football.

The new episodes “give viewers a front row seat to Leeds United’s extraordinary 2019/20 campaign, as the club celebrates its centenary before battling back from Covid-19 to finally secure promotion to the top tier after 16 years away.”

The episodes are narrated by Leeds fan Russell Crowe.

Martin Backlund, head of content, UK for Prime Video, said: “After last year’s popularity of Take Us Home: Leeds United, we are thrilled to be able to bring Prime Video viewers a new season definitively covering the team’s historical promotion. The 2019/2020 season saw not only Leeds United win a long awaited and hard earned promotion, but also documented the club through the most historic and unexpected of seasons.”

Anouk Mertens, NEO Studios managing director, added: “Over the past two years we have covered the journey of one of English football’s great clubs as it has fought to get back home to the Premier League. When we started the process, we knew there’d be plenty of excitement but we couldn’t have anticipated the events of the past two seasons. It’s been a privilege to document the extraordinary highs and lows of this iconic club and we hope football fans and just fans of great stories enjoy the show.”

Russell Crowe said: “I’ve loved Leeds all my life. I used to come home from playing sport when I was a kid to sit down and watch Match of the Day with my brother, and I was just hooked. After years of pain, seeing the white army marching on together back to the Premier League where they should be has given me nothing but pleasure. And to be able to help tell the incredible story of the past two seasons through Take Us Home has been a real honour.”

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