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History Channel orders After Jackie Robinson documentary from LeBron James, Stanley Nelson and Major League Baseball

  • According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two-hour After Jackie, from director Andre Gaines, "follows the teams, players and stories that came after Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, and includes interviews with current and former players, as well as expansive archival footage from MLB’s library. CC Sabathia and Mookie Betts are among the players confirmed to appear, with Bob Gibson and Curt Flood among the players to be featured in the doc." After Jackie is being made in collaboration with MLB and the Jackie Robinson Foundation. James and famed documentarian Nelson previously collaborated on History Channel's Rise Up documentary on the Civil Rights Movement. "As a lifelong fan of baseball, I’m thrilled to be presenting this in-depth documentary on some of the lesser-known legends who followed in Jackie Robinson’s footsteps to push past racial barriers in order to make Major League Baseball more inclusive,” said Nelson in a statement. “I’m excited to work with Andre Gaines on this project and am grateful to The History Channel, Uninterrupted, Major League Baseball, and The Jackie Robinson Foundation for making this film possible.”

    TOPICS: Jackie Robinson, History, After Jackie, LeBron James, Stanley Nelson, Documentaries, Major League Baseball