New series’ debut episode dedicated to over-parenting in sports.
We’ve all seen them pacing the sidelines, screaming from the bleachers, and arguing with coaches. Some of us have been them, and others as children had to deal with them: the would-be pro athlete parent living vicariously through his or her progeny.
Friday Night Lights star Peter Berg takes on this phenomenon in the first episode of his HBO documentary series State of Play, and the result is appointment television. Look for it on Wednesday, December 4.
HBO Sports president Ken Hershman had this to say about the show:
Peter Berg has a long history of producing exceptional, engaging television and we are excited about this new documentary initiative. This all-new collaboration will enable our sports division to contribute resources and ideas to a film director who has continually succeeded in raising the bar for television viewers. This unique endeavor is an ideal fit for HBO.