Sky have today released the brand-new official trailer for the return of Fantasy Football League, hosted by Matt Lucas and Elis James, ahead of the series launch on Sky Max & streaming service NOW from Thursday 29 September.
Fantasy Football League’s return is celebrated in true style with some of football’s biggest names offering immediate reaction to Sky’s latest signing in this just-released trailer, including the likes of Jeff Stelling, Jamie Redknapp and Micah Richards.
Across the 16-episode series football fanatic Andrew Mensah will be joining hosts Matt and Elis, overseeing the celebrity league and sharing weekly comedy highlights from the world of football.
Each week, a pair of celebrity guest managers will join to chat about the week in football and share their fantasy teams from the digital dugout. Well-known faces lined up to appear on the new series include Succession’s Brian Cox, Jennifer Saunders, Tom Grennan, Roman Kemp, Sir Trevor MacDonald, AJ Tracey, Sam Quek, Sir Mo Farah and many more.
The 16x30” series was commissioned by Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment at Sky for Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content at Sky. Produced by Avalon (Taskmaster, Starstruck, The Russell Howard Hour, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver), Fantasy Football League will be Series Produced by Spencer Millman (TV Burp, The Inbetweeners 2) and the Series Director is Peter Orton (Fantasy Football League, TV Burp, The Russell Howard Hour).
To join in and compete with the celebrity guest managers each week, sign up to the league using code HFYXTQ via the official Fantasy Premier League app – find more information on the website.
Fantasy Football League airs exclusively on Sky Max and streaming service NOW from 29 September.
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