ESPN to air docu-series following lives of Chicago Bears fans during 2016 season

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Friday, March 24, 2017
A fan at Soldier Field holds up a sign during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Chicago.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago bears fans who survived the painful 2016 season are about to see their story on TV.

"We The Fans" is an upcoming docu-series from ESPN. The 8 episodes focus on how passion for the team affects the lives season ticket holders in Soldier Field's Section 250 and their families.

There are cameos with Bears icons like Mike Ditka, but the loyal followers are the main characters of the series.

"We The Fans" premieres on ESPN on April 11.