But first, NFL Films will take a look back to the last game.
The second season of NFL Network’s Emmy-nominated documentary series “The Timeline” premieres at 5 p.m. Wednesday with “Last Day in LA,” which chronicles the final game day in Southern California for the Los Angeles
The hourlong documentary, narrated by actor
NFL Films' Ken Rodgers, who made the critically acclaimed "Elway to Marino" and "Four Falls of Buffalo," said the inspiration for his latest project was a story by Emily Kaplan of TheMMQB.com on that fateful final day of NFL football in L.A. and Anaheim.
"It was also my own experience of living in L.A.," said Rodgers, who lived here from 1996 to 2001. "I used to get together with ex-pats from Philadelphia to watch Eagles games and was fascinated with how everyone who moved to L.A. cheered for their home team because there was no local team to adopt."
Rodgers, director on the project, said the story of Dec. 24, 1994, has "equal parts outrage, sadness, gallows humor, even a good dose of that L.A. nonchalance.
"By focusing on how the day affected these players in different ways, we were trying to mimic the tapestry of emotions that surround the loss of NFL football back in 1994."
The film is co-produced by Angela Torma, David Plaut and Bennett Viseltear. Rodgers said Fichtner was a natural choice as narrator.