A stage panel for ESPN's "Full Court Press" docuseries, covering Caitlin Clark, Kamilla Cardoso, and Kiki Rice. A stage panel for ESPN’s “Full Court Press” docuseries, covering Caitlin Clark, Kamilla Cardoso, and Kiki Rice. (Aaron Doster/ESPN Images.)

The highly anticipated docuseries Full Court Press, following college basketball stars Caitlin Clark, Kamilla Cardoso, and Kiki Rice, debuted over the weekend. Produced by Omaha Productions, Words & Pictures and ESPN, the series premiered on ABC and is now streaming on ESPN+ and Hulu.

And due to the immediate success of the docuseries, there are already plans for a second season of Full Court Press, reports Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports. Another piece of McCarthy’s reporting suggests that UConn’s Paige Bueckers is unsurprisingly one of the main targets for the sequel, as well as USC guard JuJu Watkins and LSU guard Flau’jae Johnson.

For those who haven’t had a chance to watch the first season, here’s a trailer for the series from March:

And here’s more from ESPN’s release then:

As sports fans get ready for the madness of March, ESPN today announced the upcoming debut of Full Court Press – a new ESPN+ Original Series that chronicles the ongoing journeys of senior Iowa guard Caitlin Clark, senior South Carolina center Kamilla Cardoso and sophomore UCLA guard Kiki Rice. From Iowa’s historic preseason game that broke attendance records all the way through the WNBA draft in April, the series uses unparalleled access, exclusive interviews, and unique game footage, to transport audiences into the lives of these exceptional athletes. Full Court Press follows them as they steer their celebrated programs towards a national championship, all while navigating the pressures that come with representing the game during a pivotal era in women’s basketball.

Full Court Press has been embedded with these three players throughout this record-breaking season, capturing key moments such as Kamilla Cardoso’s game-winning three-pointer to send South Carolina to the SEC Championship; documenting Kiki Rice’s experiences as the first college athlete, male or female, to have an NIL deal with Jordan brand; and filming the lead up to Caitlin Clark passing Kelsey Plum as the all-time leading scorer in NCAA women’s basketball and passing Pete Maravich as the all-time leading scorer in the history of NCAA collegiate basketball in her final year at Iowa. The show will take audiences from Paris to Brazil, from sold out arenas in Baton Rouge to Iowa City for the biggest matchups, all to give fans a window into this unique moment in the history of the sport.

Fueled by the surging popularity of women’s basketball, it’s no surprise that the highly anticipated docuseries has already secured a second season, reflecting the strong audience interest it generated. Director Kristen Lappas, in a recent interview with Awful Announcing’s Andrew Bucholtz, echoed this sentiment, calling her experience on the project incredible, particularly given the athletes’ phenomenal seasons.

“It was a magical season, it was a magical project, and people just kind of accepted us,” she told Bucholtz. “And we all feel like we caught lightning in a bottle, and the athletes are really appreciative.”

And after catching lightning in a bottle once, they’ll try to do it again.


About Sam Neumann

Since the beginning of 2023, Sam has been a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. A 2021 graduate of Temple University, Sam is a Charlotte native, who currently calls Greenville, South Carolina his home. He also has a love/hate relationship with the New York Mets and Jets.