2019 marks the tenth anniversary of ESPN’s 30 for 30 series. Since its inception, the film library has grown to more than 90 films. The brand has also spawned a series of short films, the seven and a half hour long Oscar winner OJ: Made in America, and a podcast series.
During Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game, ESPN unveiled what was on the horizon for the 30 for 30 brand in 2019. No details were provided, but an ad shown during the game teased stories about Dennis Rodman, Michael Vick, Florence Griffith Joyner, Lance Armstrong, Janet Guthrie, and the Tito Ortiz-Chuck Lidell rivalry that defined the UFC’s rise in the early part of this decade.
2019 begins for the 30 for 30 brand later this month. The first film of the year will be Deion’s Double Play, which focuses on the day Deion Sanders played in both an NFL regular season game and a Major League Baseball playoff game in two different cities, separated by more than 1000 miles, in a 24 hour span. It debuts on January 31.