Can't believe this wasn't already posted. During his chat today Bill Simmons explained that ESPN is planning to do about 6 documentaries a year, at the quality level of the best "30 for 30" films. (Which I thought were excellent.)
He mentioned a few docs already in the works, the first of which is one on the Fab Five.
*yes, technically it will not be a 30 for 30 film but you know what I mean
EDIT: just found the exchange:
30 on 30 was great television. I hope ESPN stays in the documentary business. There are so many more great stories to tell.
Thank you. We have some superior projects in the works right now - our goal is to run between 6-8 sports docs per year on par with the best "30 for 30" docs. And there are so many good ideas and good filmmakers that I think we can pull it off. Four good ones that I can mention are definitely coming down the pike: The Fab Five, Bartman, Renee Richards and the 86 Masters. The Bartman one is going to be incredible.