Rams and Chargers to Be Featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks”

The Chargers' Corey Liuget (94) stepping on the field during the team's game in London. Photo by Michael Zemanek/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

The acclaimed HBO’s documentary series Hard Knocks is heading to Los Angeles this year. The new season of the series will be centered on Rams and Chargers and is set to give the NFL fans a unique look inside the teams’ training camps as they jointly move to new SoFi Stadium.

NFL Films, the company behind Hard Knocks, announced the new episodes of the series are set to debut on HBO on August 21st. The company also announced a multi-year extension with HBO to produce Hard Knocks in the future.

This will be the second time the Rams will be featured on Hard Knocks. Their first appearance came in 2016 and coincided with the team’s move to LA after 21 years in St. Louis. 

The Rams are facing significant changes this year as well that include rebranding their logo and jerseys as well as moving to a new stadium.

“We are looking forward to having Hard Knocks in our camp this year,” said Rams’ head coach Sean McVay. “Hard Knocks always offers a rare opportunity for our fans to see our players’ hard work to prepare for the season, as well as gives them a peek behind the curtain to observe these guys off the field, too. This year will be special because the show will also get an unprecedented look at SoFi Stadium, Stan Kroenke’s vision for professional football in L.A.”

On the other hand, Chargers, who will be sharing SoFi Stadium with the Rams, promises to be an interesting watch due to their roster changes.  The team will enter 2020 without quarterback Phillip Rivers, who departed the franchise during the offseason after 16 seasons, with veteran Tyrod Taylor and rookie Justin Herbert aiming to earn the starting spot.   

“Broadcasting your internal business all over the world isn’t something you regularly want to do, but in a year with as many challenges as this one has had, I’m glad we can be part of bringing football back to the fans this summer,” said Chargers’ head coach Anthony Lynn.