Red Sox to play ball with new Netflix series

Two upcoming projects are in the works for the popular streaming service. Here’s what you need to know.

Fenway Park sign on a sunny day.

Get ready for an influx of new Sox fans.

Netflix is in its sports documentary era. The Red Sox are the topic of the latest project for the popular streaming platform.

The plan is to release two films: a documentary to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the iconic 2004 Red Sox season — when the team finally won the World Series after 86 long years and broke the infamous Curse of the Bambino — and a docuseries following the local MLB team on its current 2024 season.

Like most things for Boston, this is a first. Netflix will have access to players, coaches and executives from Spring Training through the end of the upcoming season.

The project will provide a first-of-its-kind look at the Major League team giving fans and foes a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to compete in the world of professional baseball.

The team was first approached about the idea last year and getting all the players on board was critical to getting this project off first base. Since the Netflix crew is expected to be at Fenway Park for most of the home games, and the team + the players are not getting paid for their participation, players who don’t want to participate in one-on-one interviews don’t have to.

The goal is to raise awareness and introduce the sport to a new audience. The ’04 Sox documentary will drop later this year and the docuseries is expected to be released in 2025.

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