Sports fans have become familiar with ESPN's 30 for 30 series. The popular films have covered a wide range of topics in cinema form lasting any where from ninety minutes to ten hours. Could this sports series launching this weekend become the next 30 for 30 series?

Backstory is a new docuseries that will cover the most controversial topics in sports history with a unique and fresh perspective. According to a recent press released by ESPN

We’re exploring stories that are unresolved and have layers to them, and that’s certainly the case with what happened at last year’s US Open women’s final,” said John Dahl, Vice President and Executive Producer, ESPN Special Projects and Original Content. “With this and subsequent stories, viewers will follow along with Don on his deep dive for truth.”

In the premiere, Van Natta connects the dots on nine months of reporting to examine the saga of Serena Williams’ intense clash with chair umpire Carlos Ramos during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the 2018 US Open women’s final

The premiere episode of Backstory airs this Sunday at 1pm on ABC. To find out when the pilot episode will re-air and future episode topics and air times, check out the link here

Are you looking forward to watching ESPN's new docuseries Backstory? What stories are you hoping to see covered in the series? Let us know below.

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