Amazon today announced it has greenlit an untitled University of Michigan Football series, following legendary Coach Jim Harbaugh and the 11-time national championship team throughout the 2017 season.
Produced by BTN Originals, The Montag Group and Jim Jorden Productions, the series will give Prime members unprecedented access to the winningest program in college football, chronicling Michigan's 2017 season. The cameras will follow Coach Harbaugh, his assistant coaches, the student athletes and their support system on and off the field, giving viewers an inside look at the team, game, practice, life in Ann Arbor, and everything in between.
During Harbaugh's first two years, Michigan became a top 10 national power, and pulled in one of the top recruiting classes for the 2017 season. Harbaugh is a former Michigan quarterback, Heisman finalist, first round draft pick, 14-season NFL quarterback and a former NFL head coach, who led the San Francisco 49ers to three NFC Championship games and a Super Bowl in his first three seasons.
"We pride ourselves on offering Prime members access to the people and worlds that they simply cannot find anywhere else. This series will show viewers an elite college football program in a way that's never been done before," said Conrad Riggs, Head of Unscripted, Amazon Originals. "We're excited to have this series join the Sports Emmy-winning All or Nothing on our unscripted sports programming roster."
"We are excited to partner with BTN and work with Coach Harbaugh and the Michigan football team on this all-access view into one of the great college football programs in America," said Sandy Montag, Executive Producer.
"We are proud to collaborate with Amazon Prime Video in documenting our University of Michigan student-athletes' daily experiences and the lifelong lessons learned both on the football field and in the classroom," said Harbaugh. "We welcome judgement! We embrace this opportunity to showcase our 2017 University of Michigan football team to a vast audience around the world."
"This represents a tremendous opportunity for BTN's award-winning original programming team to work with an entity like Amazon, as well as explore alternative distribution models for Big Ten content in the future," said Michael Calderon, Senior Vice President, Programming and Digital Media, BTN.
The series will be executive produced by Sandy Montag (Perfect in '76), Kirk Reynolds, Ron Lynn and Jim Jorden, and produced by BTN Originals, The Montag Group and Jim Jorden Productions.