BBC "Euro 2020 trailer: Our wait is over" by BBC Creative

The BBC's trailer for its Euro coverage features thousands of hand-drawn characters who have been waiting a long time for the tournament.

Set to the new The Chemical Brothers track The Darkness That You Fear, the ad takes place in a waiting room big enough to fit the whole of Europe. Players and fans sit alongside each other, trying to pass the time: while Kylian Mbappe swaps football stickers, Cristiano Ronaldo hits the treadmill. Suddenly the calm is broken when a cheer erupts and the crowd realises the wait is finally over: the Euros have begun. 

The work was created by Andy Parkman and directed by Nicos Livesey through Blinkink. 


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