ESPN has released a brand new multi-part documentary series that will tell the story of one of the greatest icons in modern sports and reveal the man behind the icon.
“The Captain” is a compelling narrative revealing the man behind the icon – Derek Jeter. Amidst a time of great change in New York City, Derek Jeter’s arrival to the New York Yankees returned a struggling franchise to its traditional perch amongst baseball’s elite. As Derek forged a Hall of Fame worthy career, his second home molded him as a man. Derek’s commitment to winning required a personal sacrifice that prevented fans and haters alike from learning about the man in pinstripes. “The Captain” tells this enigmatic story. Viewers will be enthralled by the professional and personal triumphs and challenges that not only created a dynasty, but a legend.
“The Captain” utilizes Derek’s journey as a vessel to tell a larger cultural story that explores race, family, and community. The heartbeat of the series is candid and unprecedented access to the man who helped restore a shine to a team, a city, and a culture.
Emmy-winning director Randy Wilkins (“86-32,” “Docket 32357,” “Dear…”) will tell the story of Jeter’s professional and personal triumphs and challenges. The documentary series will use Jeter’s journey as a vessel to tell a larger cultural story that explores race, family, community, rivalries and more. The heartbeat of the project is candid access to the man who helped restore shine to a team, a city, and a culture.
Check out the trailer below:
The series is being 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.
It is slated to premiere on ESPN and ESPN+ on July 18th 2022.
Are you looking forward to this new ESPN documentary?
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