New Fox Sports Documentary Series ‘MAGNIFY’ Tips Off With ’89 Blocks’
Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, and LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s UNINTERRUPTED team up to present the first documentary in Fox Sports Films’ new MAGNIFY series.
“89 Blocks,” premiering Nov. 26 on Fox Sports 1, looks at the East St. Louis High School Flyers football team and their 2016 season, filled with triumphs and tribulations as the players navigate life in the at-risk Illinois community.
“We want to give deep insight into sports at all levels and bring the viewer inside the journey for an entirely new perspective,” says Carter, CEO of UNINTERRUPTED. “With ‘89 Blocks,’ we found a special story that needed to be told.”
The MAGNIFY series continues in February 2018 with “Shot in the Dark,” produced by Los Angeles Media Fund and executive produced by Dwyane Wade and Chance the Rapper, about the systemic injustices facing basketball players at Chicago’s Orr Academy high school.
Future films will cover the tragic plane crash involving Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense, and a look at former baseball and football star Deion Sanders.
MAGNIFY: “89 Blocks,” Sunday, Nov. 26, 10/9c, Fox Sports 1