Sky Goes Behind the Scenes of Burnley FC


Sky has ordered the four-part series Mission to Burnley, detailing the rebirth of Burnley FC, one of England’s most historic soccer clubs.

After a devastating relegation from the Premier League, the team’s owners, ALK Partners, reorganized the club and brought on Vincent Kompany as manager. With unprecedented access to the boardroom and dressing room, the series charts how the club has evolved under the leadership of the young manager, who spearheaded the team’s redemption.

Mission to Burnley is produced by Ad Hoc Films, makers of QPR: The Four-Year Plan and The United Way. It will premiere in September on Sky Documentaries and NOW, just as the 2023-24 season kicks off.

“It’s been a truly unforgettable year, full of stratospheric highs, some daunting lows and everything in between,” said Burnley FC Chairman Alan Pace. “I’m delighted Ad Hoc and Sky have been there to capture this incredible journey in all its emotion, depth and passion. At its heart, it’s a story of family, faith, friendship and, of course, football, set during an amazing time in a great town, and of course, led by a very special manager in Vincent Kompany.”

Zai Bennett, managing director of content at Sky UK, added, “Burnley FC’s story over the last 12 months has been incredible. From one of the biggest lows in club football to one of the greatest highs, we’ve been privileged to follow the club throughout. With lead characters Alan Pace and Vincent Kompany, we can’t wait to bring our audiences this remarkable story from the inside.”