Netflix to produce Six Nations documentary series

Cameras will follow all six competing teams during upcoming championship

England's Ben Youngs and Max Malins tackle Scotland's Hamish Watson during last year's Six Nations. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
England's Ben Youngs and Max Malins tackle Scotland's Hamish Watson during last year's Six Nations. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

NETFLIX streaming platform has confirmed that is will produce a Six Nations documentary series with cameras set to go behind the scenes of the 2023 championship, with the show to be aired in 2o24.

Cameras will follow all six sides  – Scotland England, Ireland, Wales, Italy and defending champions France  – over the course of the championship, and the tournament organisers will hope that the show will capture the public imagination in the same way as Formula 1’s Drive to Survive series managed, which have been credited for the growth of the sport, particularly in the USA

“Netflix will not only give you access to the biggest names in golf, tennis & racing — as well as the Invictus Games! — but we are proud to announce three new docuseries as well. Get ready to go inside: The Tour de France, FIFA World Cup, Rugby’s Guinness Six Nations Championship,” said a post on Netflix’s Twitter feed.

“That’s right – rugby’s getting in on the act! We’ll follow all six teams through one of the most iconic and hard-fought competitions in the sport. Six Nations (working title) will feature the upcoming 2023 tournament, and will launch in 2024.”


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3 Comments

  1. Well that News hasn’t inspired me to think I will get any additional benefit, if benefit at all, viewing this additional exposure of the game. Having played and followed the game for nearly 50 years increasingly I find many of the commercial ancillary aspects of the game nothing more than a means to keep Executive Suits in the latest Armani.
    It might not be so bad IF for a moment I thought the additional revenue would go significantly to the benefit of the Grassroots game, but I’ve long given up the belief in the Tooth Fairy amongst other fantasy beliefs.
    It will be just like some of the F1 Netflix coverage I have read about, heavy on stirring up controversy for the sake of viewing figures with the DNA of Big Brother or some other vacuous Fly on the Wall documentary style.
    OMG!!! Crivvens! Jings! and help ma boab! I’ve just had a thought, it’s Netflix, cameo appearances from Ginge and Cringe are almost a certainty.

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