ESPN announces Michael Jordan documentary 'The Last Dance' will be released early, shares incredible series trailer
Something good has finally come from the coronavirus outbreak — ESPN is releasing its much-anticipated Michael Jordan documentary early.
“The Last Dance” was scheduled to be released in June but the documentary has been bumped up to April as ESPN has officially announced a start date of the 10-part series beginning on April 19.
“As society navigates this time without live sports, viewers are still looking to the sports world to escape and enjoy a collective experience,” ESPN said in a statement. “We’ve heard the calls from fans asking us to move up the release date for this series, and we’re happy to announce that we’ve been able to accelerate the production schedule to do just that. This project celebrates one of the greatest players and dynasties ever, and we hope it can serve as a unifying entertainment experience to fill the role that sports often play in our lives, telling a story that will captivate everyone, not just sports fans.”
The series focuses on the final run made by Jordan and the Bulls during the 1997-1998 season, in which Chicago captured its third consecutive NBA title and the sixth in eight seasons.
Following this announcement, ESPN released the following trailer for “The Last Dance” giving fans an early look at the series.
— ESPN (@espn) March 31, 2020
ESPN has also provided the full schedule for the 10-part series, which will air from April 19 until May 3 on ESPN.