It wasn’t so long ago that an online streaming service was giving us a behind-the-scenes look at a Juventus season. It just so happened to be what we thought would be Gianluigi Buffon’s last season in Turin, the end of a two-decade-long run between the club and the best goalkeeper we’ve ever seen play this here game.
Turns out, Buffon is back, as he continues on despite officially being in his mid-40s.
And so is a docuseries to gives us a look at Juventus we don’t often get.
The first time around it was Netflix. This time, it’s Amazon’s cameras that will bring us into the Juventus dressing room for pictures those of us around the world watching games at home won’t normally see. In an announcement on the club’s website Tuesday, Juventus revealed that they will be the next club followed in the “All or Nothing” series, following the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham. The Juventus edition of the proceedings will debut later this year, but no exact date has been given upon the immediate announcement to the collaboration between the Italian champions and Amazon.
If the 43-preview is anything like what we’re going to see down the road, then we’re in for some good viewing no matter how frustrating this current Juventus season may be.
I, for one, would love to know when in the process after signing with Juventus that we get the chance to see Weston McKennie flop down on a bed. I’m guessing after a preseason training session because my man is tiiiiiiiiiiiired.
But if this is anything like what Amazon has done with both Manchester City and Tottenham, then we’re in for a treat no matter how this season ends up playing out over the next three or so months. The way the Netflix documentary went was that they gave us a few episodes, then put off releasing any more until the 2017-18 season. It felt a little odd because there was so much time in between episodes, but then how they tried to fit in so much into just a few more hours.
With Amazon’s Tottenham season, everything was done and finished and presented in nine episodes that debuted this past August. (Which, I might add, if we follow that timeline we will be waiting until the late summertime to see Juve’s “All or Nothing” season.) So, if Juventus’ season follows that model, then it should feel less rushed. It will also be interesting to see how they approach all of this knowing that this is the first non-English-speaking team that they cover and they’re doing all of this amidst a pandemic.
No matter what, though, this is going to be the chance to see plenty of things that we wouldn’t see just by watching at home. We might not get Miralem Pjanic’s son saying that he’s as good as Gigi Buffon this time around, but there’s bound to be plenty of things that will become references on this blog in no time.