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Netflix to release NFL docuseries ‘Receiver’ ft. Davante Adams, Justin Jefferson, and more

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Netflix to release NFL docuseries ‘Receiver’ ft. Davante Adams, Justin Jefferson, and more

Netflix announced the new sports docuseries ‘Receiver’, the sequel to its popular ‘Quarterback’ docuseries released in 2023. The streaming service said in a press release Tuesday that it is developing a series following pass catchers during the NFL 2023-24 season, posting on Instagram: “adams. jefferson. samuel. st. brown. kittle. from the creators of QUARTERBACK, RECEIVER is coming later this year”

‘Receiver’ features five star NFL pass catchers: Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson, Detroit Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown and San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle and wide receiver Deebo Samuel. The series will chronicle the players on and off the field through the 2023-24 season and will premiere this summer, featuring eight, 45-minute episodes.  An official synopsis reads: “It’s been said that there’s no more difficult position in the NFL than the quarterback. But throwing the pass is only half the story. Receiver follows five of the NFL’s best pass catchers throughout the 2023 season on and off the field.” 

“Receiver” is produced by NFL Films, Peyton Manning’s Omaha Productions and Mahomes’ 2PM Productions. Manning said in a statement: “We are excited to be working again with Netflix and NFL Films to give fans unprecedented access to what it’s like to play receiver at the highest level. As we did with Quarterback, 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.”

Netflix VP of nonfiction sports Gabe Spitzer shared: “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. NFL Films, Omaha Productions and 2PM Productions have delivered again in finding unique and dynamic athletes who will further highlight the drama of this sport on and off the field.”

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