ESPN “30 for 30: Once Upon a Time in Queens” Premieres on ESPN September 14

ESPN has announced the next 30 for 30 documentary coming to the network based on the 1986 Mets season.



What’s Happening:

  • ESPN has announced the latest 30 for 30 documentary, Once Upon a Time in Queens, chronicling the 1986 Mets season.

  • Once Upon a Time in Queens will go back to the 1970s when the Mets were struggling, and how they rose to a powerful force in baseball during the 1980s.
  • The documentary will feature interviews with players from the World Series winning team including Keith Hernandez, Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Mookie Wilson, Lenny Dykstra, Kevin Mitchell, and more.
  • It is executive produced by Jimmy Kimmel, Sal “Cousin Sal” Iacono, Kimmelot’s Scott Lonker, ITV America’s David George and MLB’s Nick Trotta.
  • You can catch ESPN’s 30 for 30: Once Upon a Time in Queens, on September 14 (Parts 1-2) and September 15 (Parts 3-4) starting at 8:00 pm ET.
  • Each part will be available to stream on ESPN+ following its debut.

What They’re Saying:

  • Nick Davis, Director: “They were wildly talented, and equally entertaining. They were like a bunch of raffish rogues who come together for one great score, like the characters in a heist movie. Love them or hate them, you could not avoid the 1986 Mets, and for one year, they blazed like a comet across the New York City landscape, the trail still visible all these years later.”
  • Jimmy Kimmel, Executive Producer: “The characters and events captured in this documentary are so outlandish it is hard to believe this documentary isn’t a work of 80’s-era fiction. Whether you are a New Yorker, a Mets fan or even a fan of baseball makes no difference. This is the definitive, must-see story of a team and a time whose antics and even existence now seem unimaginable.”
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