The network has announced a new batch of docs are on the way, and they will start airing this fall. The directors involved are yet to be announced, but some of the early titles will include: "Benji" about high school basketball sensation Ben Wilson; "Bo Knows" about the one time omni-present baseball and football player Bo Jackson and "Broke" about athletes who invest their money poorly. In addition, IndieWire adds that ESPN will also be commissioning 30 digital short docs that will hit the web via Grantland and the first, "Here Now" about Pete Rose, is available now.
Needless to say, we're pretty thrilled. ESPN has wisely let directors tell their stories and results so far speak for themselves, with docs that find the themes and emotions that translate to anybody, sports fan or not. We'll be tuning in. [Variety]