‘The NFL announced at its annual meeting Monday that the Detroit Lions will appear on the HBO show Hard Knocks this summer. The five-episode series, which provides a behind-the-scenes look at training camp and the preseason, is scheduled to run Aug. 9-Sept. 6.
“We are excited about the opportunity to showcase the City of Detroit and the amazing culture we are building at the Lions,” said Detroit Lions Team President and CEO, Rod Wood. “HBO Sports and NFL Films are the best of the best and we know they will be excellent partners in sharing our story with football fans around the world.”
This will be the Lions’ first appearance on Hard Knocks. The Lions, coming off a 3-13-1 season and four straight last-place finishes in the NFC North, were an attractive selection this year because of head coach Dan Campbell. The team will look to build on a solid end-of-season showing and get the Lions back into playoff contention.