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ESPN releases trailer for upcoming Derek Jeter documentary

Derek Jeter’s upcoming documentary has finally released its first trailer.

MLB tweeted a 30 second clip on Sunday night featuring footage used in the six-episode docuseries. The captain is directed by Randy Wilkins. The series is slated for release in July and will air on ESPN and ESPN+.

The trailer also teased interviews with a number of important figures from Jeter’s baseball era. The list of those expected to make appearances in the documentary includes Mariano Rivera, Bernie Williams, Joe Torre, Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte, Tino Martinez, Alex Rodriguez, Brian Cashman, Nomar Garciaparra and Roger Clemens.

ESPN announced for the first time The captain in May 2021. The company released a statement at the time of the documentary’s reveal.

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ESPN Films today announced a multi-part documentary series that will tell the story of one of modern sports’ greatest icons and reveal the man behind the icon. Derek Jeter’s arrival with the New York Yankees helped turn a struggling franchise into a legendary dynasty, all at a time of great change in New York City.

“As Jeter forged a Hall of Fame career, he established himself as the model Yankee both on and off the court, with his style, class and charisma. Jeter’s commitment to winning s comes with a rare combination of competitiveness and composure, traits he took with him into retirement as he tackles new tests as a team owner and manager with the Marlins from Miami and as a father. As he prepares to step into Cooperstown in July, he pulls back the curtain to reveal what it was really like to be “The Captain.”

The first episode of The captain will be released on July 18.

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