It seems that HBO will not let it’s “Hard Knocks” series go quietly into the night. Although HBO stated during the summer they would postpone the series until next year, it appears they will have at least one episode this season.
The lockout in the NFL this summer not only affected the players, but HBO as well.
Even before the lockout took place, the network was scrambling to find a team that wanted to appear on the popular series that chronicles one NFL team during training camp and preseason.
The team that is followed has microphones and cameras placed everywhere granting almost full access to coaches, players, and the organization itself.
The viewer gets to see the high and low points of all three during filming with flashy editing and ominous narration by actor Liev Schreiber.
The joking and light moments are a pleasure to watch. But moments like the release of a player show the dream shattering moment complete with depressing piano keys being played and often times the released player slamming the door on the cameraman.
HBO is determined that they won’t let a little lockout and lack of interest from teams stop them until next season.
The network will air a special, “Hard Knocks: A Decade Of NFL Training Camps”, on August 31 at 9:00 p.m.(CT) to compensate for the lost season. It is scheduled to run from 9:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.(CT).
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