It's the series Black Cats' fans have been waiting for. With the football season on pause, supporters can press play again with the much anticipated return of Sunderland 'Til I Die.
The first series detailed the Black Cats' miserable relegation from the Championship and things don't get any easier in the latest.
Series two on Netflix shows a surge of hope for the team in League One, before two crushing defeats at Wembley.
It focuses on new owner Stewart Donald and Executive Director Charlie Methven and their efforts to haul the club out of the third tier of the English Football League.
Filmed over a fifteen-month period, the 2018-19 season reaches a dramatic conclusion at Wembley Stadium with that last minute play-off final defeat by Charlton.
It makes painful viewing for Sunderland supporters and that includes the series' Executive Producers who are both lifelong fans. ITV Tyne Tees Sports Correspondent, Simon O'Rourke spoke to producer Leo Pearlman about what makes this series so different from the last:
The docuseries opens up the inner working of the famous organisation; from the board to the admin staff and the first team to the fans, an enduring image of passion and aspiration.
The programme makers once again secured exclusive behind-the-scenes access with the club’s board, manager, key players, staff and its unique fanbase.
The six-part was series produced by Richard Cooke (Last Man Standing, Extreme OCD Camp, Millionaire’s Gift Guide). The Executive Producers are Leo Pearlman and Benjamin Turner (Partners):