Sports streamer DAZN will explore the career-defining matches of football greats in its first global original.
Landmark interview series The Making Of (9 x 25 minutes) will feature matches chosen by the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr. and football manager José Mourinho.
DAZN will release The Making Of in all of its nine markets for the first time, forming part of an evolving content strategy that combines premium on-demand sports with original programming.
The series finds such figures re-telling meaningful matches and the impact they had on their careers and lives.
In addition, other players such as John O’Shea, Rafael Alcántara, Fernando Santos, Roberto Carlos and Julio Cesar who were also on the pitch share their insights about the game, in addition to journalists covering the matches and fans.
The series will see Ronaldo relive his appearance for Sporting Lisbon against Manchester United in 2003; Mourinho’s Champions League victory over Manchester United with Porto in 2004; and Neymar Jr.’s performance for Santos against Flamengo in 2011.
The DAZN Originals production is made in association with UK prodco Archer’s Mark. Executive producers include Grant Best, SVP of original programming and content development for DAZN, and Toby Burnett, executive creative director for DAZN Creative.
The series is directed by Dan Riley and produced by Ian Henderson.
DAZN’s previous series include MotoGP doc series In Our Blood; the documentary Being Mario Götze; three-part doc series Canelo vs. Rocky; and boxing doc series 40 Days.
The Making Of launches on 9 August.