The Toronto Maple Leafs will have some company this season and it’s a production crew and a whole bunch of cameras. The team has announced Amazon and the NHL will be following the team around and filming each and every day, creating a docuseries for Amazon Prime that will be released as the season goes along.
Think HBO’s 24/7 series on steroids.
James Farrell, who’s the Vice President of Local Originals for Amazon Studios had this to say about what to expect:
This new Canadian original series will offer behind-the-scenes access and rarely seen (points of view) of the Toronto Maple Leafs, one of the most storied hockey franchises – and my personal favorite team – during a season unlike any in NHL history
It’s tough for all fans of sports these days as traditions are being broken, games are being watched alone and those season tickets are just sitting there useless. This type of series will get the blood flowing for Leafs Nation and get them so close to William Nylander’s hair, they can basically smell it.
Leafs president Brendan Shanahan loved the idea and was fully onboard from day one:
This upcoming NHL season will be unique for many different reasons. We feel that ‘All or Nothing’ will provide our team a way to connect with Maple Leafs fans here in Toronto and around the world like never before.
It is a fitting title considering the team is expecting to go deep into the playoffs. Apparently the title ‘Cup or Bust’ was disregarded in the first creative meeting.
Look for the first episode to drop in the coming weeks.