The acclaimed sports documentary will return tomorrow for a three episode season.
Fly on the wall sports documentary Sunderland Till I Die is set to make its return to Netflix shortly.
The series follows the fortunes of North East football club Sunderland AFC, sometimes known as “The Black Cats”.
The show, which has received a positive reception from fans and critics alike since its inception, doesn’t just focus on football, but on the wider city of Sunderland and the club’s interactions with its local and often working-class fans.
The series’ last instalment was released almost four years ago in April 2020, leaving fans with a long wait for the latest episodes.
Season 3 will look to capture the squad’s 2021-2022 season, where they competed in the FA Cup and the EFL Cup, and bagged a return to the Championship with a win over the Wycombe Wanderers at Wembley.
When is the third series of Sunderland ‘Til I Die out on Netflix?
The next series is set to release tomorrow on Tuesday 13th, and the new episodes are set to become available at 8am on the morning of release.
It doesn’t appear to be available on any other streaming services at present, so you’ll have to stump up for a Netflix subscription, which starts at £4.99 in the UK.
Unlike previous seasons, which had between six and eight episodes, fans are only set to get three episodes of roughly 40 minutes long each.
Is this the final series of the football documentary?
The production house behind the show has yet to announce a fourth season officially.
However, the show’s creator Ben Turner said, “never say never” and that he will “see what happens at the club” in an interview with the Sunderland Echo.
However, he did say that “we want it to be something different and something that moves it a long and not something that we’re pushing out another series for the sake of it.”
“We will probably be in the Champions League in two seasons time and I think we’ll want to go again,” he added.
Who is set to appear in the final series of Sunderland ‘Til I Die?
Familiar faces set to appear in the new series include local taxi driver and Sunderland fan Peter Farrer as well as local fan Michelle Barraclough.
In terms of football talent, we’re likely to see all the key members of Sunderland’s 2021/2022 squad, including strikers Ross Stewart and Jermain Defoe as well as head coaches Lee Johnson and Alex Neil.
If the trailer is anything to go by, we’re also set to see plenty of Sunderland locals who have developed a strong bond with the team over the years.
What happened in the first and second series?
The first season follows the story of manager Lee Johnson and chairman Kyril Louis-Dreyfus attempting to elevate their club from football’s third tier, after a humiliating regulation from the Champions League.
The second season followed the story of the executive director Charlie Methven’s efforts to turn around the club, which culminated in an injury time defeat to Charlton Athletic in the play-off final.
The season featured numerous swear word-laden exchanges involving Methven, and gave viewers a glimpse into the inner workings of the cub, from the board room to low-level admin staff.