Netflix Greenlights Two MLB Projects


Netflix is prepping two new projects with Major League Baseball (MLB) featuring the Boston Red Sox.

The first docuseries will follow the team over the course of the 2024 season, giving Netflix full access to players, coaches and executives. The project is set to debut in 2025.

The docuseries will be executive produced and directed by Greg Whiteley of One Potato Productions (Cheer, Last Chance U, Wrestlers).

The second project—coming to Netflix later this year—is an as-yet-untitled documentary looking back at the historic 2004 Red Sox season, which culminated in an iconic comeback and the franchise’s first World Series title in 86 years.

“Our fans love that our sports series focus on the drama of sport, and nothing was more dramatic than the 2004 Red Sox season, especially having witnessed their comeback from the bleachers during Game 7 against the Yankees,” said Gabe Spitzer, VP of nonfiction sports for Netflix. “We’re thrilled to partner with this iconic franchise to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the greatest sports comeback ever, while also looking forward to the team’s future with inside access to their 2024 campaign.”

“Baseball is driven by the incredible stories of our athletes,” said Noah Garden, deputy commissioner of business and media for Major League Baseball. “Teaming up with Netflix for these two exciting projects is a tremendous opportunity to not only bring our avid fans closer to the game they love, but also introduce new audiences to the undeniable emotion that baseball evokes.”

“The partnership between MLB, Netflix and the Red Sox will have a significant impact on growing the game of baseball,” said Tom Werner, Red Sox chairman. “The reach of Netflix is profound and these docuseries are ambitious. One will relive one of the most magical stories that forever changed this franchise, and the other is a truly groundbreaking endeavor that will provide an inside look at the lives and personalities of today’s Red Sox players.”