Amazon Prime Videos forays in sports docus

25 Nov,2020

By A Correspondent


Amazon Prime Video and Abhishek Bachchan today unveiled the trailer for an all-new Amazon Original series, Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers


Produced by BBC Studios India and directed by two-time BAFTA Scotland winner Alex Gale, the unscripted sports docu-series follows the inspiring journey of Jaipur Pink Panthers in the seventh season of the Pro Kabaddi League. Amazon Original Series Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers will launch in over 200+ countries and territories exclusively on Prime Video on December 4. The first episode of the Amazon Original Series will be available to watch for free for all Amazon India customers. Interestingly, Pro Kabaddi league is aired on Star Sports, and the show is going to be aired on Amazon Prime Video and not Hotstar.


Added Aparna Purohit, Head – India Originals, Amazon Prime Video India: “Amazon Prime Video has always endeavored to bring diverse and gripping stories to our audiences. From gangland dramas to musicals – we have developed and produced authentic stories rooted in our soil. And with Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers, we are extremely proud to diversify our repertoire and bring our first-ever sports docu-series in India to our viewers. Kabaddi is one of the oldest and much loved indigenous sports in India and this series follows the incredible journey of Jaipur Pink Panthers Kabaddi team. The series will provide a window into players’ steadfast persistence, rigorous preparation and hard-work leading up-to the 40 minute matches that audiences enjoy. The show will take viewers on an emotional journey as they follow the team not just on the mat but also get an inside look into the lives of the players – where they come from and what drives them.”


Added BBC Studios India Business Head, Sameer Gogate: “BBC Studios has had a strong heritage and specialization in producing documentary content globally and we are excited to bring our expertise in this genre into the India market. India is a sports hungry nation and we are delighted to collaborate with Amazon Prime Video to bring to their audience the first-ever sports docu-series on a truly indigenous sport like kabaddi. It was a pleasure to work with Amazon Prime Video, Abhishek Bachchan and the entire Jaipur Pink Panthers team, who opened up their world and hearts to us. Prime Video in India, through Amazon Originals, has presented some exciting stories for entertainment lovers and with Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers, fans can really look forward to an emotional and an engrossing tale of a team’s dedication and passion to win.”



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