or


[06/10/22 - 06:30 AM]
ESPN Films Latest Documentary Series "The Captain" featuring Derek Jeter to Premiere July 18 on ESPN & ESPN+
Episode one of the series will premiere simultaneously on ESPN & ESPN+ July 18 at 10 p.m. ET, following the MLB All Star Home Run Derby.

[via press release from ESPN]

ESPN Films Latest Documentary Series "The Captain" featuring Derek Jeter to Premiere July 18 on ESPN & ESPN+

Series is directed by Randy Wilkins

ESPN Film's latest documentary series The Captain will debut July 18 following the MLB All Star Home Run Derby. Directed by Emmy-winner Randy Wilkins ("86-32," "Docket 32357," "Dear... "), the seven episode series provides an extraordinary portrait of the Yankee captain's life and career on and off the baseball field. Episode one of the series will premiere simultaneously on ESPN & ESPN+ July 18 at 10 p.m. ET, following the MLB All Star Home Run Derby.

He was the face of the New York Yankees, a five-time World Series champion, the most popular and admired player in baseball, and one of the great sports superstars of any age. The Captain tells the story of Derek Jeter's life and Hall of Fame career in a seven-part docu-series that's anchored by exclusive, extensive, unprecedentedly candid interviews with Jeter, along with his family and dozens of teammates, rivals, and observers.

"We set out on a journey to discover the man behind the iconic Yankees number 2 jersey," said Wilkins. "The series gives insight into a hall of fame baseball career, but more importantly, we reveal a person who sits at multiple intersections of American culture. The Captain is a story about race, media, celebrity culture, and the insatiable drive to be the best version of yourself."

The series features interviews with Jeter, his mother and father Dorothy and Dr. Charles Jeter, his sister Sharlee Jeter, his wife, Hannah Jeter, Roger Clemens, Tino Martinez, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Willie Randolph, Mariano Rivera, Alex Rodriguez, CC Sabathia, Darryl Strawberry, Joe Torre, Bernie Williams, as well as hip hop artists Fat Joe and Jadakiss, among many others.

The debut schedule is as follows:

Episode Premiere on ESPN & ESPN+

1 Monday, July 18, 10 p.m. ET After MLB All Star Home Run Derby

2 Thursday, July 21, 9 p.m. ET

3 Thursday, July 28, 9 p.m. ET

4 Thursday, July 28, 10 p.m. ET

5 Thursday, August 4, 9 p.m. ET

6 Thursday, August 4, 10 p.m. ET

7 Thursday, August 11, 10 p.m. ET

Episodes:

· Episode 1: Jeter's upbringing as a bi-racial kid in the Midwest and his journey to the major leagues. This episode features never before seen footage of Jeter getting drafted by the New York Yankees.

· Episode 2: Jeter has an instant impact on the Yankees as he captures a title in his first season as a pro. This catapults him to superstardom but fame comes with a price. Jeter reveals the privileges and perils of fame. But through it all, Jeter becomes a leader on a team that is considered by many to be the greatest in the history of the game, the 1998 Yankees.

· Episode 3: The importance of loyalty and trust to Jeter as the Yankees cap off a three peat beating the Mets, and his friendship with Alex Rodriguez is changed.

· Episode 4: The Yankees Dynasty ends and we explore 9/11's impact on New York. The Yankees and Red Sox's ancient blood feud is decided in an epic Game 7. Team dynamics change with the addition of new players and personalities.

· Episode 5: The Yankees and Jeter suffer the most historic loss in baseball history. Jeter's identity is under attack as he faces challenges in the press, on the field and in his clubhouse.

· Episode 6: Jeter wins his 5th and final World Series and celebrates his 3000th hit, but it's not all smooth sailing for this aging superstar. As his career begins to come to an end, he goes through a very public and difficult contract negotiation that changes his relationship with the Yankees. For the first time ever, Jeter's wife Hannah gives us the backstory of their relationship and a behind the scenes look at Jeter's recovery from a career altering injury.

· Episode 7: Jeter and Hannah share intimate details of their difficult journey on the way to parenthood. Jeter achieves another dream by becoming the owner of the Marlins, but his journey is fraught with criticism and unfinished business

The series is executive produced by Spike Lee, Mike Tollin, Mandalay Sports Media, Excel Sports Management's media arm Excel Media, and Connor Schell, in association with The Players' Tribune and Major League Baseball.

About ESPN Films

ESPN Films has been an industry leader in documentary filmmaking since its inception in March 2008, producing more than 100 documentaries that have showcased some of the most compelling stories in sports. The high quality of storytelling, highlighted by the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning 30 for 30 series and the Academy-Award winning documentary "O.J.: Made in America," has led to record viewership as well as multiple honors and critical acclaim. Additional projects from ESPN Films over the years have included 30 for 30 Shorts, Nine for IX, SEC Storied and Emmy award-winning docu-series "The Last Dance." ESPN+ is the exclusive home for the entire 30 for 30 library.

-30-





  [june 2022]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· CAPTAIN, THE (ESPN)





[07/05/22 - 02:30 PM]
New ABC News Studios Original "The Fatal Flaw: A Special Edition of 20/20" Uses Miniature Dollhouses of Crime Scenes to Recount Chilling Murders and the Small Clues That Helped Identify Killers
New episodes of "The Fatal Flaw: A Special Edition of 20/20" will air weekly on Thursdays in July at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/05/22 - 12:10 PM]
Disney and ABC Present "Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration," A One-Night Only Reimagination of the Classic Film, Airing Thursday, Dec. 15
The talented cast, whose performances will be seamlessly woven through the original feature film, will be announced at a later date.

[07/05/22 - 12:01 PM]
"Big Brother" Announces 16 New Houseguests to Move Into the "BB Motel" Live During the 24th Season Premiere Event
This season's cast includes an attorney, a Vegas performer, a hypnotherapist, a private chef, a chemical processing engineer, an interior designer and a personal stylist, among others.

[07/05/22 - 11:00 AM]
The CW Network Sets 2022 Fall Premiere Dates
The network's new fall season kicks off with the third season premiere of "DC's Stargirl" on Wednesday, August 31.

[07/05/22 - 09:30 AM]
Video: Time to Face the Future - "Paper Girls" Delivers Official Trailer and Key Art
As previously announced, the series will premiere all eight episodes exclusively on Prime Video on Friday, July 29 in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

[07/02/22 - 02:55 PM]
Video: "Reasonable Doubt" - First Look with Kerry Washington - Onyx Collective - Hulu
Executive producer and director Kerry Washington gives us a first look at Onyx Collective's new legal drama "Reasonable Doubt," premiering Tuesday, September 27, only on Hulu.

[07/01/22 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 1
Updates include: Paramount+ shutters third season of "Why Women Kill"; HBO cancels "The Time Traveler's Wife"; and Parisa Fakhri to recur on FX's "What We Do in the Shadows."

[07/01/22 - 09:32 PM]
Video: "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure STONE OCEAN" - Official Trailer 3 - Netflix Anime
The legacy of the Joestar family continues with Jolyne as she and her companions take on new Stand users behind the bars of Green Dolphin Street Prison.

[07/01/22 - 09:31 PM]
Video: "Record of Ragnarok II" - Official Teaser - Netflix Anime
This anime, based on the popular manga serialized in Monthly Comic Zenon and which has sold over 10 million copies, enters its second phase!

[07/01/22 - 02:30 PM]
Raphael Saadiq Tapped as Executive Music Producer of "Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur"
Based on Marvel's hit comic books, the Disney Branded Television series is slated to premiere in 2023 on Disney Channel and Disney+.

[07/01/22 - 01:55 PM]
HBO Max Renews Adult Animated Series "Ten Year Old Tom" for a Second Season
The series is created, produced, directed and written by Steve Dildarian.

[07/01/22 - 12:00 PM]
Syfy's "Resident Alien" Season 2 Is Back!
Season two resumes Wednesday, August 10 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[07/01/22 - 10:04 AM]
Peacock Adds David Arquette and Elizabeth Marvel to Recurring Cast of Highly Anticipated Drama Series, "Mrs. Davis," from Tara Hernandez and Damon Lindelof
Betty Gilpin and Jake McDorman to star alongside Andy McQueen, Ben Chaplin and Margo Martindale in the series.

[07/01/22 - 08:01 AM]
"60 Days In" Returns for a New Season Followed by New Series "Inmate to Roommate" on Thursday, August 18 on A&E
New groundbreaking documentary series, "Inmate to Roommate," follows recently released inmates as they re-enter society and move in with everyday people who are welcoming them into their homes.

[07/01/22 - 07:02 AM]
"Star Trek: Prodigy" Beams to Nickelodeon Friday, July 8
Episodes will continue to debut Fridays on Nickelodeon through August 5.