ESPN Films will be releasing a four-part docuseries focused on the New York Mets titled Once Upon a Time in Queens, according to Variety.

  • Once Upon a Time in Queens will focus on the World Series champion 1986 New York Mets.
  • According to Variety, the series will fall under the “30 for 30” umbrella and will be executive produced by Jimmy Kimmel, Sal “Cousin Sal” Iacono, Kimmelot’s Scott Lonker, and MLB’s Nick Trotta.
  • Nick Davis will direct the series.
  • The series will tell the story of the Mets’ improbable World Series comeback, using hours of never-before-seen footage of the team.
  • Some of the players featured in Once Upon a Time in Queens will include:
    • Bobby Ojeda
    • Darryl Strawberry
    • manager Davey Johnson
    • Dwight Gooden
    • Keith Hernandez
    • Kevin Mitchell
    • Lenny Dykstra
    • Mookie Wilson
    • Roger McDowell
    • Sid Fernandez
    • Wally Backman
  • This comes after ESPN’s success last year with The Last Dance, a docuseries focused on Michael Jordan’s run with the Chicago Bulls.
  • The series, which received a great deal of praise, premiered on ESPN in the U.S. over five weeks from April 19 through May 17 before eventually making its way to Netflix.