LEONINE Studios Preps FC Bayern Docuseries


LEONINE Studios is producing FC Bayern Munich, an eight-part series about one of the world’s most successful and popular soccer clubs.

The series is centered around the second edition of the FC Bayern World Squad, a dedicated scouting program that enables young talents from around the world a chance of becoming professional soccer players. LEONINE Studios follows the athletes’ journeys from training to the selection process to playing against FC Bayern’s junior team.

FC Bayern Munich is realized by Leonine Studios’ production banner i&u TV in association with FC Bayern and Volkswagen. The eight-part series will be launched in fall 2022.

Hasan Salihamidzic, FC Bayern’s executive board member, said: “We are very happy about the many new talents from all over the world. The FC Bayern World Squad project is one of the biggest scouting projects in the history of our club and was a great success in its first year. It is an excellent stepping stone for talents.”

Christian Meinberger, chief digital officer of LEONINE Studios, added: “After the successful collaboration on the Amazon original docuseries FC Bayern—Behind the Legend. FC Bayern—Behind the Legend, which was realized by LEONINE’s production company W&B Television, we are delighted to be working on a second series together with FC Bayern. For the young talents, it’s all about the chance of a place in one of the best, most famous and most successful soccer clubs in the world. This goal requires commitment and ambition, it brings joy as well as disappointment. The result will be FC Bayern World Squad, a moving series that shows what it means to embark on the path to professional soccer playing.”

Andreas Jung, FC Bayern’s marketing director, said: “With the FC Bayern World Squad, FC Bayern and Volkswagen, the core partner in this international tentpole project, aim to support young soccer talent worldwide, giving players from structurally weak regions new opportunities and encouraging cultural exchange overall. With this globally unique youth project, FC Bayern once again emphasizes the values of diversity, tolerance and solidarity.”

Jochen Sengpiehl, chief marketing officer at Volkswagen, said: “The FC Bayern World Squad shows that soccer breaks down barriers and brings people together. As fostering talent, the diversity of this sport and working on the future are particularly close to our hearts, Volkswagen is happy to be fully involved in the continuation of the project.”