Air dates set for Nine for IX series

ESPN Films and espnW on Wednesday released the air dates for Nine for IX, a documentary series focused on captivating stories of women in sports told through the lens of female filmmakers.

The series, from the producers of 30 for 30 and executive produced by Robin Roberts and Jane Rosenthal, will premiere July 2 on ESPN and air consecutive Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. each week.

Nine for IX film topics include an intimate look at Pat Summitt, college sports' most successful coach, the largely unknown history of Olympic gold medal-winning figure skater Katarina Witt and her link with East Germany's secret police and the focus of sex in the marketing of female athletes.

The air dates are as follows (listed with each film's director):

  • July 2: Venus Vs. (Ava DuVernay)

  • July 9: Pat XO (Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters; produced by Robin Roberts)

  • July 16: Let Them Wear Towels (Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern)

  • July 23: No Limits (Alison Ellwood)

  • July 30: Swoopes (Hannah Storm)

  • Aug. 6: The Diplomat (Jennifer Arnold and Senain Kheshgi)

  • Aug. 13: Runner (Shola Lynch)

  • Aug. 20: The '99ers (Erin Leyden; produced by Julie Foudy)

  • Aug. 27: Branded (Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady)

    Download the official Nine for IX poster here, join the conversation about the films at #NineforIX and pin the poster on Pinterest.