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Wednesday 20 March 2024

Netflix Announces New Sports Series 'Receiver'

Netflix has once again scored big with sports fans, announcing its latest sports series, "Receiver," set to premiere in Summer 2024. Following the success of "Quarterback," this new series will take viewers into the dynamic world of pass catchers during the NFL 2023-24 season.

"Receiver" will be produced by NFL Films, Omaha Productions, and 2PM Productions, the same team behind the hit series "Quarterback." The series will follow five of the NFL's top pass catchers both on and off the field: Davante Adams of the Las Vegas Raiders, Justin Jefferson of the Minnesota Vikings, George Kittle and Deebo Samuel of the San Francisco 49ers, and Amon-Ra St. Brown of the Detroit Lions.

Gabe Spitzer, Vice President of Nonfiction Sports at Netflix, expressed excitement about the new series, stating, "The natural progression is from a pass to a catch, so we're excited to dive into the Receiver world after the success of our Quarterback series." Spitzer praised the production team for finding unique and dynamic athletes who will highlight the drama of the sport both on and off the field.

Joe Zucco, NFL Films Supervising Producer, echoed Spitzer's sentiments, stating, "We believe the extraordinary skills, dedication, and passion of the NFL's great wide receivers – and one tight end – will make a perfect follow-up."

Executive Producers of "Receiver" include Peyton Manning and Jamie Horowitz for Omaha Productions, Ross Ketover, Pat Kelleher, and Keith Cossrow for NFL Films, and Patrick Mahomes and Jacquelyn Dahl from 2PM Productions. Manning expressed excitement about working on the series, stating, "We look forward to telling the stories of five incredible receivers, each with their unique personality, skillset, and motivation for what drives them to be the best."

"Receiver" joins Netflix's lineup of sports programming, including recent releases like "Quarterback," "Formula 1: Drive To Survive," "Full Swing," and "NASCAR: Full Speed." Netflix has become the premier home for great sports stories, partnering with various sports leagues including the NFL, Formula 1, PGA TOUR, ATP, WTA, FIFA, WWE, and more.

As anticipation builds for "Receiver," fans can expect an immersive and compelling journey into the lives of some of the NFL's most talented and charismatic pass catchers, showcasing their skills, dedication, and passion for the game.

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