ESPN’s Michael Jordan Documentary to Start on April 19
In the wake of the coronavirus, ESPN is moving up the long-awaited 10-part Michael Jordan documentary.
Originally scheduled to be released in June, ‘The Last Dance’ will now launch on April 19 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. Canadian fans will be able to view the documentary on Netflix.
“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 LAST DANCE SCHEDULE IS OUT pic.twitter.com/tOa3gWRdYn
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) March 31, 2020
Widely recognized as the greatest to ever step foot on a basketball court, Jordan has a legacy in the sport unlike any other.
A 14-time All-Star Jordan captured ten scoring titles across his 15-year career. He was a five-time league MVP, a former league Defensive Player of the Year, an 11-time member on the All-NBA Team, and a six-time NBA champion – helping the Chicago Bulls win a title in all six of his trips to the Finals.
Now coming April 19th: The Last Dance. Cannot wait 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/Wo0fAdPeCK
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 31, 2020
Inspiring the likes of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, Jordan is truly one of the more revered names in all of sports and this docuseries will be one all NBA fans will need to see.