Netflix has many exciting and dramatic sports documentaries ready to stream. The next sport being added to that expanding list is baseball, as Netflix’s new documentary in development will follow the Major League Baseball franchise, the Bosten Red Sox, during the 2024 season. A second doc, following chronicling the events of the Boston Red Sox 2004 title-winning season, is also coming this year.
Within a few years, Netflix has quickly become the home of some of the world’s most exciting sports documentaries. F1: Drive to Survive, Break Point, Six Nations: Full Contact, The Redeem Team, and Beckham are just a few of the many great sports documentaries you can stream now.
Netflix has partnered with MLB Studios for two exciting new projects about the Major League Ballball team Boston Red Sox. The first will chronicle the 2004 title-winning season, and the second will follow the journey of the Boston Red Sox team across the 2024 Major League Baseball season.
The streaming service will have unprecedented access to the Boston Red Sox players, coaching staff, and executives. The series will be released sometime in 2025.
Who are the Boston Red Sox?
First established in 1901, The Boston Red Sox were initially named Boston Americans and were one of eight founding members of the American League. By 1912, the team had moved away from the Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds to the legendary Fenway Park and adopted the Red Sox name.
The Red Sox won the first-ever World Series in 1903 and have gone on to win a total of nine titles, which included an 86-year drought that ended in 2004. 46 former players, managers, and executives are currently in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Under the ownership of John Henry, Tom Werner and their partners, who also own the English Premier League football club, Liverpool, have overseen one of the most successful periods of the Red Sox’s history, having won four World Series, renovating Fenway Park, and maintaining the longest sellout streak in baseball history.
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Greg Whiteley of One Potato Productions, who worked on popular Netflix docuseries such as Cheer, Last Chance U, and Wrestlers, is directing and an executive producer. Meanwhile, Andrew Fried and Dane Lillegard of Boardwalk Pictures also serve as executive producers.
Gabe Spitzer, Vice President, Nonfiction Sports at Netflix, had the following to say;
“Our fans love that our sports series focus on the drama of sport and nothing was more dramatic than the 2004 Red Sox season, especially having witnessed their comeback from the bleachers during Game 7 against the Yankees. “We’re thrilled to partner with this iconic franchise to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the greatest sports comeback ever, while also looking forward to the team’s future with inside access to their 2024 campaign.”
Colin Barnicle is the director behind the 2004 Boston Red Sex documentary; the team’s emphatic title-winning season ended a torrid 86-year-long drought without a title. The documentary is produced by Meadowlark Media, with Nick Barnicle, Colin Barnicle, John Skipper, Deirdre Fenton, Howard Bryant, Melody Shafir, Nick Davis, and Nick Trotta serving as executive producers.
A release date for the documentary has yet to be revealed. However, it is confirmed that it will be released sometime in 2024.
Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner had the following to say;
“The partnership between MLB, Netflix and the Red Sox will have a significant impact on growing the game of baseball. The reach of Netflix is profound and these docuseries are ambitious. One will relive one of the most magical stories that forever changed this franchise, and the other is a truly groundbreaking endeavor that will provide an inside look at the lives and personalities of today’s Red Sox players.”
Noah Garden, Deputy Commissioner, Business & Media, Major League Baseball, shared a positive message about the upcoming docs;
“Baseball is driven by the incredible stories of our athletes. Teaming up with Netflix for these two exciting projects is a tremendous opportunity to not only bring our avid fans closer to the game they love, but also introduce new audiences to the undeniable emotion that baseball evokes.”
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