Raiders Tabbed to Star in HBO's Hard Knocks

Training Camp Reality Show's New Season Begins In August

June 11, 2019 - 4:39 pm

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - It's official. The Oakland Raiders will be the subject of the new season of HBO's NFL training camp series "Hard Knocks."

The league, NFL Films and the Raiders organization confirmed the team's involvement late Tuesday in a press release.

The five-episode season, featuring the inner workings of the Raiders during the upcoming training camp for the 2019 season, will debut on HBO on Tues., Aug. 6.

"Everybody wants to be a Raider. Now they'll find out what it takes to become one," said Raiders owner Mark Davis.

A 30-person NFL Films crew will be in Raiders' training camp in Napa Valley, shooting more than 1,750 hours of footage over the course of the series. Camera and sound crews will have unencumbered access to players' and coaches' meeting rooms, training rooms, living quarters and practice fields.

Under second-year head coach Jon Gruden and powered by the acquisition of standout receiver Antonio Brown, the possibility of the series' 14th season centering on the Raiders' final year in Oakland had long been speculated.

"If you're a fan of football or great storytelling, HARD KNOCKS with the Oakland Raiders is going to be must-see television," says Peter Nelson, executive vice president, HBO Sports. "We are so grateful to this storied franchise for opening up its doors and allowing HBO and NFL Films to spend the summer with the Raiders in what promises to be a compelling and engaging training camp."