Sky has announced the upcoming release of a 4-part series called Mission to Burnley on Sky Documentaries and NOW, set to launch in September. The Sky Original production is an epic tale about the resurgence of one of England's most historic football clubs under the ownership of a dynamic group of American investors.
Produced by the acclaimed Ad Hoc Films, known for their work on 'QPR: The Four-Year Plan' and 'The United Way', this premium observational documentary series follows Burnley Football Club's owners, ALK Partners, as they navigate the challenging landscape of modern football with all its potential risks, rewards and obstacles. Guided by chairman Alan Pace, and driven by their faith as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, they set out to build a global football empire in Burnley and beyond.
With unprecedented access to the club's boardroom, dressing-room and inner workings, viewers are taken on an engrossing fly-on-the-wall journey with this unique group of owners in a working-class town where football is a way of life. The documentary charts the highs and lows of the turbulent period that begins with the heartbreak of relegation from the Premier League on the final day of the season, followed by the evolution of the club under the guidance of one of football's most exciting young managers, Vincent Kompany.
The series captures both the on and off-pitch drama, the hard work and glamour, the struggles and triumphs, as the owners regroup and reorganize the club in the face of relentless challenges and hurdles. The result is a remarkable redemption story, with Kompany leading the team to an unforgettable season in swashbuckling style and winning the title.
This is a remarkably honest and candid series that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the management of a major football club on a unique journey back to the most prestigious league in the world.