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12th Jan 2023

Netflix greenlights new Six Nations rugby docuseries

Jason Hennessy

world rugby

About bloody time

As part of its sports slate, Netflix has greenlit two new docuseries: an as-yet untitled series at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, featuring exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage of all 32 teams from the tournament – and Six Nations, an exclusive, inside look at rugby’s greatest championship.

Netflix also announced a February 24, 2023 premiere for season five of hit series Formula 1: Drive to Survive, along with a first look at the new season.

As previously announced, tennis series Break Point debuts January 13, 2023, followed by golf series Full Swing on February 15, 2023. And later in 2023, Netflix will premiere a behind-the-scenes docuseries from the 2022 Tour de France as well as Heart of Invictus, following competitors in The Invictus Games.

Josh van der Flier

The Six Nations series will be produced by the same team behind Drive to Survive, with the following synopsis issued:

Six Nations and Producers of Formula 1: Drive to Survive are planning to get fans closer than ever to this year’s Guinness Six Nations Championship. The series will take us inside the exhilarating world of the oldest and greatest annual international rugby tournament, giving fans an insight into pulsating behind the scenes moments, as the best teams in Europe battle it out in some of the biggest matches in the rugby calendar to take home the prestigious trophy. As the pressure and intensity builds, who will claim one of the sport’s biggest prizes?

Rugby fans have been clamoring for a behind-the-scenes documentary for years now and this news will no doubt be hugely welcomed.

The series will be filmed during the 2023 Six Nations with an early 2024 release date.

“This eclectic group of new and returning series reinforces that we are committed to delivering the best sports stories to our fans,” said Brandon Riegg, Vice President, Unscripted and Documentary Series, Netflix.

“By going behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest sporting events with unprecedented access, we have a unique opportunity to share the triumphs, tribulations and drama of these iconic moments with our hundreds of millions of global members.”