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Leeds United’s academy documentary: When’s it released? Who features? What do we know so far? Here’s what to expect… 

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Leeds United’s Take Us Home documentary series on Amazon Prime Video was a resounding success and a lasting memory for fans of Marcelo Bielsa’s first two seasons at the club.

Leeds have issued another Amazon Prime Video series focussing on the development squad side of the club. The documentary series is called ‘Academy Dreams.’

Here’s what we know so far and what to expect…

When’s it released? Who by?

The six-part documentary series will premiere tomorrow, Friday 23rd September, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

The narration will be from former fan favourite Vinnie Jones and has been produced by NEO Studios – the same company who produced Leeds United: Take Us Home.

Who features?

Primarily, the show will follow the youngsters starring in Leeds United’s 21/22 Under-23 side.

The behind the scenes footage will follow the likes of Joe Gelhardt, Crysencio Summerville, Nohan Kenneh, and Charlie Cresswell. 

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However, there will also be some unseen interviews from former academy boss Mark Jackson, and Sporting Director Victor Orta, according to Joe Donnohue in The Yorkshire Evening Post.

Cameos from first-team stars such as Kalvin Phillips and Liam Cooper also feature as fans will hope to gain further insight into the logistics of the development side and personalities of some of the stars of the team.

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 25: Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United applauds the fans at full-time after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Leeds United at Selhurst Park on April 25, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

What else do we know so far?

Angus Kinnear, speaking in BroadcastNow said: “The reaction to Take Us Home was incredibly positive from fans of Leeds United and other clubs, as they were brought closer to the club than ever before through the eyes of the team, coaches, and staff.”

He added that he hopes for more of the same from NEO Studios in bringing the players stories to life through candid interviews and never before seen footage. He said: “We’re rightly proud of our academy continuing to provide our first-team with players who identify so closely with Leeds United, and we’re delighted to partner with NEO Studios and Prime Video again to now bring their stories to life.”

Graham Smyth of The Yorkshire Evening Post took to Twitter to give his initial verdict on the start of the show, he said: “Enjoyed the first two episodes of Academy Dreams. Reinforces how excellent a human Kenneh is. [Sean] McGurk/ [Lewis] Bate dynamic is fun. Gelhardt comes across well. Lovely segment with Kalvin Phillips and Cresswell, who is a star. That’s probably the point of it. Showing personalities that are worth showing.”

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