Amazon Drama series grabbing Diego Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ gets a go-ahead as the streaming service vows for shedding defining lights on the legend.
Amazon streaming service claims to offer an ‘unprecedented look’ at the football legend’s life in its peak. The show will chronicle the journey of the player through the mid-80s. This was the time when Maradona led Argentina to the World Cup glory. The drama is yet to be named and according to Amazon, the project is being designed to ‘explore the man behind the champion.’ Amazon is looking behind the curtains of the life of a legend—who is, according to many, greatest of all time and still loved in Naples contributing to the city’s football team, Serie A, lifting their first ever league title. [The Guardian]
Hollywood Reporter quotes, Brad Beale, vice-president of worldwide TV content acquisition at Amazon Prime: “There are few players whose notoriety transcends generations and geographic border. Maradona is a household name around the world, and his career highlights are still discussed today among the biggest moments in soccer’s history.”
Sports Blog Joe quotes Francisco Cordero, Co-Founder, and CEO, BTF Media: “The story will feature an unprecedented look at Maradona, not only as a champion but also as a man. Together with Amazon Prime Video, Dhana Media and Raze we are diving deep into the essence of the story and working on all of its aspects to bring it to a global audience.”
Apart from Maradona’s brilliance on the pitch, he has always been one of the most controversial footballers in all of football’s history. His charisma overshadowed all of his cocaine addiction, alcoholism or controversial political views for which he had made headlines. The series will have enough drama to follow the track of this legendary footballer.
Sports Blog Joe quotes Maradona’s former teammate Jorge Valdano’s statement: "He (Maradona) is someone many people want to emulate, a controversial figure, loved, hated, who stirs great upheaval, especially in Argentina. Stressing his personal life is a mistake. Maradona has no peers inside the pitch, but he has turned his life into a show, and is now living a personal ordeal that should not be imitated."
Founder Louise Blouin