Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick will be the subject of a two-part "30 for 30" documentary airing later this month.
ESPN Films announced Thursday that award-winning documentarian Stanley Nelson - known for such films as "Freedom Riders" and "Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool" - will direct the special, which looks back at Vick's "incredible rise, shocking fall, and polarizing return."
The first part will premiere Jan. 30 at 9 p.m. ET and the second installment will air a week later on Feb. 6 at 9 p.m. ET.
"As a historical documentary filmmaker, I was interested in placing Michael Vick's life within larger historical narratives - narratives about race and sports, poverty and power, and about the criminal justice system," Nelson said. "In the film, we get to see how Vick's childhood affects the choices he makes, as well as how these larger social forces shape his trajectory. I hope that viewers of the film can gain a fuller understanding of the social context that gave rise to Vick's story, as well as its reverberating impact."
Vick played in 143 games over his 13-year NFL career, including stints with the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, and Pittsburgh Steelers. He retired in 2017 as a member of the Falcons.