This summer, Hulu premiered an animated superhero comedy (“The Awesomes”) and a Western (“Quick Draw”), and now the streaming site has unveiled a trailer for its newest original show. “Behind the Mask” is a docu-series that will take a closer look at the banner and flag-clad world of sports team mascots.
“Behind the Mask” is the creation of Josh Greenbaum, the director of kid golf competition doc “The Short Game,” which premiered at SXSW this year. It will follow the in-and-out-of-suit lives of fours mascots: Lebanon High School’s Rooty the Cedar Tree, UNLV’s college mascot Hey Reb!, minor league hockey mascot Tux the Penguin and, finally, professional NBA mascot Bango of the Milwaukee Bucks. The series promises to put a face to an otherwise faceless custom-wearing tradition that has for long been a staple of American sports culture.
“Behind the Mask” is set to be released on Hulu and Hulu Plus October 29, for now check out the trailer below: