ESPN Films offers a comprehensive look at the unparalleled WNBA season. “144” takes viewers into the bubble of the 2020 season, which saw the league establish a single location at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, with 144 players from 12 teams playing 147 matches from July to October. A press release announced that the Lauren Stowell and Gina Contreras documentary, which also explores how WNBA players participated in the Black Lives Matter movement, will premier on May 13 on ESPN. Contreras spent 66 days in the bubble, witnessing how the COVID-19 pandemic and social justice activism has transformed the league.
“The development of this documentary about my WNBA sisters and their strong 2020 season has been an honor. Executive Producer, WNBA All-Star, and ESPN multi-platform commentator, Chiney Ogwumike, said“ 144 ”amplifies the story of how our league helped bring about unprecedented social change with Redefining how we see strong female athletes competing at the highest level. ” “It is a huge honor to show the 144 their weak spots leaving the cameras behind the scenes, their dedication to social impact, and their power to navigate through one of the most challenging seasons we’ve ever experienced.”
“144” will premiere on May 13 at 9 PM ET on ESPN. The film will be available on ESPN + as soon as it premieres, along with ESPN films and 30 for 30 libraries. Check out the trailer below to see players dedicate their season to Briona Taylor and pledge to be “a voice for the voiceless”.