Last October, news emerged linking the Eagles to Amazon's recurring "All or Nothing" series, a behind-the-scenes show in the vein of HBO's "Hard Knocks".
On Monday afternoon, the team shared the first teaser trailer for the series, a 20-second clip not unlike a video the team's official account would share on gameday:
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The first episode debuts Feb. 7, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, five days after Super Bowl LIV.
Unsurprisingly, the Eagles didn't volunteer for the role, Eagles president Don Smolenski told the Daily News back in October. But, Smolenski said, he understands why shows like "All or Nothing" exist.
"These shows provide content to the fans. All fans, not just fans of a particular team. It gives some insight into what it's like to go through a season. it's appealing to a broader audience of fans," Smolenski told the Daily News at the time. "So, in terms of when the league selected us, it's kind of like the schedule. It is what it is, and you deal with it and make the best of it. Just like we made the best of being on the road for three games in a row in October."
All things considered, the Eagles' 2019 season should make for fairly compelling viewing. Between the team battling injuries to reach the postseason, and the inner turmoil surrounding Orlando Scandrick and anonymous locker room leaks, the usually even-keel Eagles were extremely intriguing to even the average viewer.
Of course, characters make a show like this, and there are few NFL stars as boring as Carson Wentz once he steps off the field. The king of innocuous press conferences, Wentz's pregame speech during the trailer is just one platitude after another.
The show's success also relies on the Eagles allowing Amazon to have actual, unfettered behind-the-scenes access, instead of picking and choosing when the cameras are allowed to roll.
We'll see how it goes.
The series will be narrated by Jon Hamm, according to the NFL, which hopefully means Howie Roseman ends up dramatically painted as a Don Draper-type. (Disclaimer: he probably will not.)
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