New Leeds United TV series spoilers, never-before-seen interviews and first-look dressing room footage

Leeds United’s young hopefuls Thorp Arch are set to become stars of the small screen this week on the Amazon Prime Video streaming platform.

A first look at behind-the-scenes footage captured during last season’s Leeds United Under-23 campaign reveals plenty of thrills from the youth start through to the 2021/22 campaign.

Narrated by Vinnie Jones and produced by Neo Studios, the first two episodes of ‘Academy dreams‘ feature never-before-seen interviews with Joe Gelhardt, Victor Orta, Charlie Cresswell, Mark Jackson and several other youngsters from Leeds, including Lewis Bate, Crysencio Summerville, Sean McGurk, Amari Miller and Nohan Kenneh.

Joe Gelhardt (L) and Sam Greenwood (R) feature in the first two episodes of the documentary series narrated by Vinnie Jones ‘Academy Dreams: Leeds United’. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

The first episode features the team’s key players and head coach Jackson, while learning about Gelhardt’s roots in Merseyside and Kenneh’s remarkable journey as a refugee, as well as cameos from first team Kalvin Phillips and Liam Cooper.

The team’s Matchday 1 win at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace Under-23s, along with various other matches, provides viewers with behind-the-scenes footage from the dressing room, training ground and the ground.

Episode 2 covers the arrival of Leo Hjelde last summer, as well as the budding relationship between housemates McGurk and Bate – the two summer 2021 additions living away from home for the first time.

Young people are sometimes caught off guard in their daily lives, which lends an air of authenticity, including a particularly humorous scene self-shot by McGurk.

Candid interviews with a number of youngsters will give Leeds fans insight into the personalities behind Thorp Arch’s talent.

Academy dreams‘ premieres on Amazon Prime Video this Friday.

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