Netflix statement: Behind-the-scenes Six Nations series confirmed
Netflix have confirmed they are to film a behind-the-scenes documentary series on the upcoming 2023 Guinness Six Nations. The tournament begins on February 4 with Ireland visiting Wales in Cardiff and England hosting Scotland in London and the footage shot by the streaming service will be ready for broadcast in 2024.
A statement read: “Netflix have announced two new projects that further cement its status as a premier storyteller in sports, featuring exclusive, behind-the-scenes stories with the most popular athletes, teams, leagues and federations around the globe.
“As part of its sports slate, Netflix greenlit two new docuseries: an as yet untitled series at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, featuring exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage of all 32 teams from the tournament; and Six Nations, an exclusive, inside look at the international rugby tournament.”
With regard its Six Nations rugby project which will be put together by the producers of Formula 1: Drive to Survive, the statement added: “The series will take us inside the exhilarating world of the oldest and greatest annual international rugby tournament.
“It will give fans an insight into pulsating behind-the-scenes moments as the best teams in Europe battle it out in some of the biggest matches in the rugby calendar to take home the prestigious trophy.”
Break Point, a series on tennis, and Full Swing, a series covering golf, are set to soon launch on Netflix while later in 2023, the streaming company will premiere a behind-the-scenes docuseries from the 2022 Tour de France as well as Heart of Invictus, following competitors in The Invictus Games. Vice-president Brandon Riegg said: “This eclectic group of new and returning series reinforces that we are committed to delivering the best sports stories to our fans.
“By going behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest sporting events with unprecedented access, we have a unique opportunity to share the triumphs, tribulations and drama of these iconic moments with our hundreds of millions of global members.”
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