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'Hard Knocks': HBO Tabs New York Giants for Annual Series

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A brand new iteration of the groundbreaking HBO "Hard Knocks" franchise will debut at 9 p.m. EST on July 2. In a partnership with HBO, NFL Films, Skydance Sports and the New York Giants the new series titled "Hard Knocks: Offseason with the New York Giants" was announced Wednesday by Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO of HBO and Max Content. The series will document the offseason for one of the most storied teams in the NFL and prepare for their 100th season.


"As we enter our 100th season, we look forward to providing our fans with the opportunity to see what it takes to build an NFL roster," said Nilay Shah, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Brand Strategy for the Giants in a press release. "Beginning the moment the previous season ended, we gave NFL Films unprecedented access to this critical time of the year. We know viewers will gain insight from moments that have never been captured before and are excited for them to learn more about our Giants history."



The five-part series will air on Tuesdays through July 30. The show will air on HBO and be available for streaming on Max. The "Hard Knocks" series has been the recipient of 18 Emmy Awards and has previously documented NFL training camps and the regular season.


"We are incredibly proud that 'Hard Knocks' is widely thought of as one of the most successful and entertaining unscripted sports franchises ever produced," sadi Ross Ketover, senior executive, NFL Films. "To be able to expand on the 'Hard Knocks' universe, and with an elite franchise in the Giants while they celebrate their 100th season, is a privilege for all of us at NFL Films."


The new series will bring viewers inside the Giants organization as the team prepares for their highly anticipated 100th season. Camera crews will chronicle General Manager Joe Schoen and other members of the team's front office and staff as they navigate the offseason period from January to July 2024, from the NFL Scouting Combine to free agency, to the NFL Draft and team minicamps.


"We are beyond thrilled that the New York Giants have opened their doors to the 'Hard Knocks' cameras for the first time ever," said Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller, executive vice presidents, of HBO Documentaries.


"The NFL offseason is a fascinating period that we've always wanted to explore and we can't wait to show football fans everywhere what NFL Films has been capturing behind the scenes at the team's headquarters," said Bentley Weiner, Vice President, HBO Sports Documentaries.

HBO Hard Knocks
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The longtime series is produced by the legendary team at NFL Films, a division of NFL Media owned and operated by the NFL. The new iteration will be co-produced by Skydance Sports and have Liev Schreiber narrating.








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