ESPN has announced that the next release in the 30 for 30 series, “Breakaway,” will look at WNBA superstar and activist Maya Moore.



What’s Happening:

  • ESPN’s next installment in 30 for 30 will be looking at WNBA superstar and activist Maya Moore, exploring her story as one of the best basketball players in the world at age 29 before stepping away to fight for a man named Jonathan Irons, who she believed was wrongly convicted of burglary and assault and sentenced to 50 years in prison.

  • The film is directed by Rudy Valdez and is executive produced by Robin Roberts, Reni Calister and John R. Green of Rock’n Robin Productions, as well as Lindsay Kagawa Colas.

What They’re Saying:

  • Rudy Valdez, director: “I wanted to make this film not only to honor and celebrate the incredible criminal justice reform advocacy that Maya has been working toward with Jonathan Irons, but also to tell a very human story that is often told inhumanely. I hope the film sheds light on how society demonizes both those behind bars and those connected at home and inspires people to find inner strength and fight against a system that does not want us to win.”

30 for 30: Breakaway will premiere on July 13 at 9:00 pm ET on ESPN. The film will be available to stream on ESPN+ and the ESPN app following the premiere and will reair on ABC on August 8, 2021.

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