New HBO Series ON FREDDIE ROACH Announced

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HBO has announced that it will team up with filmmaker Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) on the new primetime reality series ON FREDDIE ROACH, directed and executive produced by Peter Berg and executive produced by Jim Lampley, Sarah Aubrey and Michael Price.

The series focuses on Freddie Roach, the world-famous boxing trainer who owns and operates the famed Wildcard Boxing Club in Hollywood, where he has produced a host of world champions. The cameras will follow Roach as he works with future stars; engages the continuous stream of celebrity visitors to his gym; finds time to sort through and balance his myriad of outside interests; and manages his new role with USA Boxing. On top of all this, Roach is fighting Parkinson’s disease, an ailment very likely linked to his own boxing past.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced a unique partnership with Roach that will create a program allowing up to ten Olympic hopefuls to train at the Wild Card Gym. This will ensure that America’s top amateur fighters have access to the finest training in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

The six-episode, cinema verite series is set to debut in early 2012.