Showtime Sports announced today that they’ll produce a real-time, behind-the-scenes documentary on this season’s pursuit for the Stanley Cup in a series called “All Access: Quest for the Stanley Cup”.
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The series will be produced in conjunction with NHL Original Productions and is set to debut on May 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. There will be five weekly episodes covering both the Eastern Conference and Western Conference finalists, as well as the Stanley Cup Final.
Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President & General Manager of Showtime Sports released the following statement…
Showtime has set a new standard for the sports docu-series genre with unprecedented access to teams and players at the pinnacle of their sport. We broke new ground with our college football series, ‘A Season with Notre Dame Football’, and now for the first time on a nationally televised series, we’ll take viewers inside, to places they’ve never seen before, on the quest for the championship of a major professional sport.
According to NHL Executive Producer Steve Mayer..
The intensity, unpredictability and relentlessness of the Stanley Cup Playoffs are unmatched in all of sports. With a level of access to our players and clubs that has never before been granted during a North American pro sports league’s postseason, Showtime will chronicle the amazing storylines, remarkable performances and incredible dedication required to win the most storied trophy in all of sports.
The show will be produced by 53-time Sports Emmy Award winning producer Ross Greenburg. Hockey fans will likely be familiar with Greenburg, as he produced the first season of “24/7” on HBO, a series that documented the road to the Winter Classic.
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