Neymar had already appeared last summer in orange prisoner clothes, to promote “La Casa de Papel”, one of the flagship series of Netflix. This time, the Parisian will be the main character on behalf of the international broadcaster accessible by subscription.
According to our information, film crews are regularly present with the PSG star. They notably have privileged access to the training center and follow the star closely outside the field. Netflix and PSG are particularly discreet about this collaboration, but it should result in a documentary series “in view of the amount of footage shot,” predicts a relative.
Football at the heart of the Netflix-Amazon battle
Netflix and Amazon, the two main competitors on the VOD (video on demand) market, are snatching up world sports stars to offer original content. Sergio Ramos and Raphaël Varane have, for example, been the subject of series on Amazon Prime, in eight and three episodes respectively. The American giant has also produced a mini-series on Marcelo Bielsa or Manchester City, while Netflix has focused on Juventus Turin and Sunderland.
Content producers are now part of the football world, as illustrated by José Mourinho at the end of December in a press conference: “If Amazon (Editor’s note: during filming in his club) wanted to make episodes, he could make an entire one about our defensive mistakes and the goals we concede. ”
“All the big players on the market try to approach football and sports stars for series or documentaries, explained to us in September an Amazon representative. The next winners will be those who get Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi or Neymar ”. So Netflix snatched the jackpot with the Brazilian, despite a consequent offer from Amazon. Netflix has not provided us with any confirmation or information regarding the release date of this event documentary.