Soon-to-be Hall of Fame New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is getting his own “Last Dance” Docuseries from ESPN FIlms. Set to premiere sometime in 2022 on ESPN and ESPN+, it will be directed by Randy Wilkins (86-32, Docket 32357, Dear…), and executive produced by Mandalay Sports Media, Spike Lee and Excel Media. The docuseries will be appropriately titled, The Captain.
The news was announced during Disney, ESPN’s parent company, upfronts call with reporters. Jeter is a first ballot entre to the baseball Hall of Fame this July. He was one vote shy of a unanimous decision.
A rep from ESPN speaking about the series said:
The Series will use Jeter’s career 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.
The Last Dance, a docuseries that followed Michael Jordan, and his final season in Chicago, was a smash hit, and part of the team behind that series put together a great look into the career of Stone Cold Steve Austin for A&E Biography. Everything points to this being another epic win for ESPN Films, and sports fans.