The Great Game, a brand-new Sky Original drama, has an official first-look trailer that was just released by Sky. The eight-part series is an Italian production by Sky Studios and liseo Entertainment that explores the high stakes of the lucrative yet cruel football transfer market. This November, the series will premiere in the UK on Sky Atlantic and the streaming service NOW.
The football transfer market is one of the most exciting times of the entire football season, and this dramatisation takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the seedy and glamorous market through the eyes of protagonist Corso Manni. Billionaire deals, ruthless characters, fantasy settings, and nail-biting negotiations are all featured in this drama.
Discredited by false accusations, Corso (Francesco Montanari) has gone from being the golden boy of ISG, Italy’s largest football agents’ company, to a pariah. With the help of young agent Marco Assari (Lorenzo Aloi), Corso begins to rebuild his career by competing against his ex-wife Elena De Gregorio (Elena Radonicich) and her father Dino De Gregorio (Giancarlo Giannini), for the lucrative signing of football champion Quintana (Jesus Mosquera Bernal) and young talent Antonio Lagioia (Giovanni Crozza Signoris). An unexpected game of alliances and betrayals takes shape with the arrival on the scene of Sasha Kirillov (Vladimir Aleksic), an experienced agent of the Russian company Plustar, who is determined to win the Italian football market and the prestigious signings held by ISG.