MTV International has commissioned a new footballer themed edition of its hit series, MTV Cribs titled MTV Cribs: Footballers Stay Home with the players shooting the action themselves.

Produced remotely by Otro Studios the series will consist of 4 x 22-minute episodes. The series will feature a number of well-known footballers from the biggest leagues in the world, including England and Manchester United Midfielder Jesse Lingard, Brazil and Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira, Belgian footballing legend Axel Witsel, FIFA 2017 female player of the year, Lieke Martens and Arsenal centre-back David Luiz.

Production is underway with the footballers filming themselves, guided by a remote production team working from home. Due to filming restrictions, Otro Studios devised a new technical set up to allow for remote filming. The Footballers will use a high spec i-phone that is attached to the handheld camera rig, allowing the production team to see what the camera sees, in real time, via video conferencing. In addition, the player is hooked up via audio output from this  i-phone to the producer, who guides them around their Crib as if they were in their homes with them.

Craig Orr, vice president of commissioning and development at MTV International, said: “MTV Cribs remains one of the most iconic shows in MTV’s history and whilst fans are home missing sports and seeking fitness ideas, we’ve asked some of our footie favourites to shed light on their stay-at-home routines.”

Claire McArdle, Managing Director, OTRO said: “MTV Cribs is one of those rare things – a cult hit that is still going strong 20 years on – so we are over the moon to be working with MTV International on these special football episodes. Our production team has already done an extraordinary job negotiating the technical challenges of the current situation and we’re looking forward to delivering more unique insights into the homelives of football stars around the world.”

MTV Cribs: Footballers Stay Home has been commissioned by Kerry Taylor and Craig Orr for MTV International. The series will be Executive Produced by Matt Wilkinson for OTRO Studios.

Jon Creamer