Leeds’ Spygate scandal will be part of new fly-on-the-wall documentary at the club

LEEDS are set to become the latest club to be the subject of a TV documentary.

After being approached by SunSport this morning, the Whites rushed out a statement tonight confirming they have commissioned a film crew to capture their Championship campaign.

Leeds' Spygate scandal will be part of new documentary at the club
Leeds’ Spygate scandal will be part of new documentary at the club
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And while a deal with a broadcaster has not yet been signed, United are keen to emulate Manchester City and Sunderland, whose respective Amazon and Netflix series were huge hits.

Leeds currently sit second in the Championship and filmmakers will hope to capture their Premier League return after a 15-year hiatus.

SunSport understands cameramen have been given behind-the-scenes access to team meetings, team hotels and the Elland Road tunnel.

The series will also document the Spygate scandal, which saw the club fined £200,000 earlier this week for watching opponents train.

The documentary is set to follow Leeds' quest to break back into the Prem
The documentary is set to follow Leeds’ quest to break back into the Prem
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Yet the strength of the show could be weakened by boss Marcelo Bielsa refusing to do any one-on-one interviews – a stance he has taken across all media for the past 26 years.

The club are using Leeds-based production company The City Talking, who recently made the film ‘Do You Want To Win?’, which told the story of the Whites’ top-flight title glory in 1992.

That was released on Amazon Prime last year, as was their documentary about Leeds Rhinos, ‘As Good As It Gets’.

A club statement said: “A film crew has been following Leeds United’s every move throughout what has been an exhilarating campaign so far.

“Eleven Studios is working in collaboration with Leeds-based studio, The City Talking, to co-produce a high-end docuseries to tell the inside story of Marcelo Bielsa’s attempt to take Leeds United back to the top flight.

“Eleven Studios continues to engage in positive discussions with several potential broadcast partners.”

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