INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (AP) – The “Hard Knocks” franchise will have regular season episodes for the first time when “Hard Knocks In Season: The Indianapolis Colts” debuts Nov. 17 on HBO.
NFL Films announced the series at halftime of Thursday night’s game between the New York Giants and the Washington football team.
This will be the Colts’ first appearance on “Hard Knocks,” which debuted in 2001 following the Baltimore Ravens through training camp as they began to defend their Super Bowl title. The Dallas Cowboys recently wrapped up the 16th edition of the documentary series, becoming the first to make three appearances.
The Colts series will have at least nine episodes on Wednesday evenings at 10 p.m.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring Hard Knocks and the remarkable behind-the-scenes access it provides to the NFL regular season,” said Ross Ketover, senior executive of NFL Films, in a statement. “For years fans have been clamoring to expand the world of Hard Knocks to include an in-season edition, and thanks to HBO, along with the Colts’ incredible cooperation, we’re able to deliver.”
NFL Films did four years of the All or Nothing series for Amazon Prime Video, where it followed a crew the entire season, but those episodes weren’t available until the following summer.
The Colts are trying to make a playoff comeback, but lost their opener to the Seattle Seahawks. Indianapolis traded for quarterback Carson Wentz in the offseason, and linebacker Darius Leonard was the 2018 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Met Opera to feature Anthony Davis’ ‘X’ on Malcolm X in 2023
NEW YORK (AP) – The Metropolitan Opera will present its second work by a black composer, “X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X” by Anthony Davis, just two years after its premiere.
The company announced Thursday that “X” will open on November 3, 2023, in a production by Robert O’Hara which will be directed by Kazem Abdullah.
Baritone Will Liverman will sing the title role and soprano Leah Hawkins will sing in the directing, a co-production of the Met, Michigan, Opera Omaha and Seattle Opera. The production will premiere at the Michigan Opera Theater in Detroit on May 14 and travel to Omaha in October.
The Met opens its 2021-22 season on September 27 with Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” ending an 18-month gap in staged performances due to the pandemic.
“X” had its world premiere at the New York City Opera in 1986. Davis, the 2020 Pulitzer Prize winner for music for “The Central Park Five,” will rewrite “X” to have one intermission instead of two.