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Giants chosen for a different kind of ‘Hard Knocks’



The Giants for the first time will be featured on “Hard Knocks”, HBO’s groundbreaking inside look at NFL teams. But it is not the typical “Hard Knocks” deal.

This will be a new version of the show, an offseason look at the Giants, chronicling their offseason starting in January and ending in July — well in advance of training camp this summer.

Giants GM Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll at a press conference. Noah K. Murray-NY Post

So, no cameras on players as they get released and no entertaining audio of players or coaches during training camp practices.

The first episode of the five-part series debuts July 2 at 9 p.m, on HBO. This will be called “Hard Knocks: Offseason with the New York Giants.”

According to the press release, the series “will bring viewers inside the New York Giants organization as the team prepares for their highly anticipated 100th season. Camera crews will chronicle the team’s every move as general manager Joe Schoen and other members of the team’s front office and staff navigate the critical offseason period from January to July 2024, from the NFL Scouting Combine to free agency, to the NFL Draft, and team minicamps.’’

“Hard Knocks” has received 18 Sports Emmy Awards documenting NFL training camps and the regular season. The series is produced by NFL Films

HBO MAX will air an offseason edition of "Hard Knocks" with the Giants.
HBO MAX will air an offseason edition of “Hard Knocks” with the Giants. HBO MAX/X

Skydance Sports will be co-producing this offseason series, with Liev Schreiber narrating.

The Giants have long been opposed to opening up their training camp for “Hard Knocks” and had avoided being on the show all these years.

This offseason version will be far less invasive and, coupled with the 100th season festivities the Giants are planning, was more attractive to the Giants.

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