Watch the trailer for Hulu's sports mascots docuseries 'Behind the Mask' -- VIDEO

On Oct. 29, Hulu will premiere the new 10-episode series Behind the Mask, which follows sports mascots at four levels: high school (Lebanon High School’s Rooty the Cedar Tree), college (UNLV’s Hey Reb!), minor league (hockey mascot Tux of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins), and professional (NBA mascot Bango of the Milwaukee Bucks). Watch the trailer below, and you’ll be surprised by how many emotions the four men stir in you as teen Michael describes the different greeting he receives from the cheerleaders when he’s out of costume; Jersey, a sixth-year college student, explains that there’s a reason why his dream job went from “policeman, to ninja, to professional mascot”; Chad tells himself he’ll make it out of the minor league and into the NHL; and pro Kevin, a family man, talks about his injuries.

In the second video, director/creator Josh Greenbaum speaks to why he’s always been fascinated by the idea of going inside the cloaked world of mascots and learning about their dual lives.


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