Just when you thought there’d be no sports for you while on lockdown, Netflix provides.
The streaming platform has just released the trailer for the second season of Sunderland ‘Til I Die.
I’m one to wait for the release of the newest season and when Netflix announced it was premiering on April 1, I had a big laugh. I mean, come on, it’s April Fool’s Day. But hey, they said it wasn’t deliberate and the show was really releasing on the 1st of April––which was a huge relief.
Now, they took it to Twitter to release the trailer for the second series with the caption:
“Sunderland ‘Til I Die season 2 arrives on April 1st. Looking forward to finding out how this one ends…”
Sunderland 'Til I Die season 2 arrives on April 1st. Looking forward to finding out how this one ends… 🙃 pic.twitter.com/SEBYjgic6c
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) March 18, 2020
The trailer boasts of interviews with Lee Cattermole and Jack Ross, the manager of the team, but what is most prevalent in the trailer are owners Stewart Donald and Charlie Methven.
As you can see, running the club isn’t an easy job. In fact, Methven, in the trailer, gives an absolutely terrifying speech in a meeting with other members of the team’s board. Either way, it’s still exciting and adrenaline-pumping.
The first season saw a huge success amongst Netflix viewers despite that one Championship. With the help of production company Fulwell 73 which is manned by four men and surprisingly three of whom are Sunderland fans, the series highlights the passion of the people working for and supporting the team.
Executive producer Ben Turner said: “For years we’ve held our arms aloft at Sunderland AFC games and sang ‘we’re by far the greatest team the world has ever seen’.
“Series two confirms that whilst this may not be entirely true on the pitch, Sunderland AFC are in a league of their own as a subject for a documentary series.”
“The focus this year is the unfolding drama of the new owners trying to meet the immense challenge they set themselves by buying the football club. The access they gave us provides the audience a front row seat for what is one hell of a ride.”