The upcoming eleventh season of the Emmy-award-winning HBO docuseries “Hard Knocks” will feature the newly-relocated Los Angeles Rams.
HBO and the NFL officially announced the Rams’ involvement on Wednesday, March 23.
Through the cameras of NFL Films, “Hard Knocks” documents training camp as a team gets ready for the regular season in September.
The Rams return to their Los Angeles home after a 21-season stint in St. Louis, Missouri. Within that time, the franchise won the Super Bowl in Jan. 2000.
“This was the perfect team at the perfect time,” said Ken Rodgers, an NFL Films coordinating producer and “Hard Knocks” supervising producer, to the Los Angeles Times. “It’s such a historic moment in NFL history, and one that NFL Films hasn’t really documented in the past.
“Previous teams that have moved, it wasn’t something that we had covered fully like we’re going to cover the Rams. What we try to do on the show is find a team that’s going on a mission, that’s going somewhere. Having a team that’s not only trying to get somewhere but is also physically moving just adds to the drama of training camp.”
“Hard Knocks” has provided good fortune to its recent teams. The most recent six teams featured have either equaled or improved their win-loss record from the previous season. The Cincinnati Bengals (2009 and 2013), the New York Jets (2010) and the Houston Texans (2015) each made the postseason in the season they were on “Hard Knocks”.
“Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams” premieres Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 10 p.m. on HBO.