Crystal Palace Amazon series When Eagles Dare: When is it released? What is the documentary about? All you need to know

The TV series will follow Crystal Palace’s journey from financial ruin in 2010 to promotion to the Premier League in 2013.

By Alex Fletcher Published: 17 May 2021 - 12.44pm

The TV series will follow Crystal Palace’s journey from financial ruin in 2010 to promotion to the Premier League in 2013.

Crystal Palace FC are the latest football team to get their own documentary series on Amazon Prime Video.

When Eagles Dare will tell the story of the club’s transformation from financial ruin and administration in 2010 to returning to the Premier League via the Play Offs in 2013.

An extraordinary football story that centres on lifelong supporter Steve Parish and the fans who helped save the club, it will be a must-watch for not only Eagles fans, but football lovers everywhere.

When is Crystal Palace TV series When Eagles Dare released?

The series will launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on June 4.

All the 50-minute episodes will be released together.

 

 

What is When Eagles Dare about?

The series tells the story of how Crystal Palace’s fans saved their club, as lifelong supporter Steve Parish formed a consortium to prevent it from going out of business.

Time was running out and liquidation loomed, but a mass protest of thousands of fellow fans outside Lloyds Bank helped the consortium finalise a deal to buy their beloved club.

“If a club has the support of its fans and community, and the right blend of talent and determination, anything is possible.”
- Steve Parish, Crystal Palace chairman

Each 50-minute episode features never-before-seen footage from the 2012/13 season when the club allowed unprecedented access to a film crew, while present-day retrospective interviews with all the main figures help tell the tale of one of football’s greatest underdog stories.

The series will include interviews with chairman Steve Parish, managers including Dougie Freedman, and Ian Holloway and players Wilfried Zaha,  Jonny Williams, Julian Speroni, Mile Jedinak and Kevin Phillips.

“The documentary provides unique insight into one of the most special groups of players and people I have worked with," said Steve Parish, Crystal Palace chairman.

"I know that Palace fans have been desperate to see some of the footage captured in 2012/13 and will find the series fascinating. For fans of other clubs who dream of their team reaching the pinnacle of the English game, this is a story that shows that it really is possible.”

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish Getty
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish

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