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Cardinals Will Be This Year's 'Hard Knocks In Season' Team

Arizona Cardinals
24 May 2022, 05:03 GMT+10

Episodes will begin airing in November Darren Urban

The Cardinals pioneered the idea of having cameras chronicle their regular season behind the scenes when they were the subject of the first season of Amazon's "All Or Nothing," which followed the Cardinals in the 2015 season before being released in the summer of 2016.

Now, they will again have cameras covering their season, but this time, the peek behind the curtain will be immediate.

The NFL and team announced Monday the Cardinals will be the 2022 team in "Hard Knocks: In Season," a spin-off of the usual training camp "Hard Knocks" produced by NFL Films and HBO. Last year, the Colts were the first team to take part in a regular-season version.

The show will be available on HBO and stream on HBO Max, and will begin airing in November.

"Last season Hard Knocks made an unprecedented leap, documenting an NFL regular season in real time for the first time ever with the Indianapolis Colts," NFL Films vice president and senior coordinating producer Keith Cossrow said. "It was a vivid and illuminating look at the life of an NFL team.

"This season, we are eager to build on that success and go even further with one of the most exciting teams in the NFL. We can't wait to get to work in Arizona, and we thank Michael Bidwill, Steve Keim, coach (Kliff) Kingsbury and the entire Cardinals organization for this opportunity."

The episodes will begin after the suspension of DeAndre Hopkins has ended.

The "All or Nothing" season was the best Cardinals' year since their Super Bowl appearance, with the Cardinals posting a 13-3 regular-season record before losing in the NFC Championship game.

The original "Hard Knocks" series debuted in 2001 and features a team throughout training camp and the preseason. This season's regular "Hard Knocks" team is the Detroit Lions, with that season beginning Aug. 9.

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