ABC late night talk show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel is reportedly set to co-executive produce a multi-part documentary about the 1986 Mets for ESPN.
“ESPN Films today announced the group is in production on an upcoming project centered on the 1986 Mets, one of baseball’s most dominant and iconoclastic teams, whose legendary World Series comeback was merely the climax of an epic tale of ambition and swagger set in a city that was synonymous with excess,” ESPN writes.
ESPN and Jimmy Kimmel are teaming up on a new multi-part documentary series about the 1986 NY Mets, the network says. More details to be announced at a later date….
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“The multi-part documentary will feature hours of never-before-seen footage of the ‘86 Mets team, a team of larger-than-life characters whose exploits on and off the field symbolized a unique moment in time for New York City and baseball history,” the network continues.
Kimmel will produce alongside Nick Trotta and Jordana Hochman for this project. Nick Davis has also been picked to direct the film.
There is no word as to when the project will hit the network’s air waves.