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Amazon gives Maradona original the greenlight

Amazon Prime Video has greenlit a new Prime Original series based on the life of Diego Armando Maradona, one of the most controversial football figures in world.

The international production takes audiences through the journey of the former player’s early life and across his prolific career, spanning from his home country of Argentina to Spain and Italy. The series will chronicle his key role in leading his national team to win the ’86 Mexico World Cup.

BTF Media, in association with Dhana Media and Raze, will produce the title.

Brad Beale, vice president of worldwide TV content acquisition at Prime Video, said: “There are few players whose notoriety transcends generations and geographic borders – Maradona is a household name around the world, and his career highlights are still discussed today among the biggest moments in soccer’s history. We’re excited to bring Prime Video members on this incredible journey.”

Francisco Cordero, co-founder and CEO at BTF Media, said: “The story will feature an unprecedented look at Maradona, not only as a champion but also as a man. Together with 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.”