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Madden NFL Video Game Documentary Announced By Prime Video

The four-part series will chronicle the start of the football franchise as well as the lead-up to presumably this year's game.


Prime Video has revealed it's working on a documentary series about one of the biggest sports video game franchises ever: Madden NFL. The untitled show on Amazon's streaming service will consist of four parts, covering the beginnings of John Madden Football in the late 1980s and going up to presumably this year's upcoming Madden NFL release (which hasn't been unveiled yet).

This Madden NFL documentary will feature "rare and never-been-seen before footage," according to Prime Video. The four-part series will detail how the football franchise "almost never happened" at EA Sports. It's also promising to show how the developer "finishes the next generation of the game."

The Madden franchise started in 1988 with John Madden Football, with the latest release coming out last year as Madden NFL 24. The namesake for the series is John Madden, a legendary coach and broadcaster for the NFL. He died at the age of 85 in late 2021, which led to EA Sports honoring his legacy as the cover star for Madden NFL 23. It had been over two decades since he graced the box art for the football franchise with his name.

The football franchise continues to dominate sales charts year in and year out. For instance, even though it launched in August 2023, Madden NFL 24 is one of 2024's best-selling games in the US so far.

There is no premiere date yet for the untitled Madden NFL documentary.

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