We no longer have to wait till June of 2020 for Michael Jordan’s “The Last Dance” documentary to air on ESPN.
The 10-part series will now air on April 19th at 9 p.m. Eastern time. Titled ‘The Last Dance’, news first broke Tuesday morning on Good Morning America.
In response to fans who requested ESPN to change the date for the documentary, the cable sports channel giant was able to make it happen. Much to the delight of fans, and sports athletics such as Lebron James.
“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,” ESPN said via a statement Tuesday morning.
The documentary will take an in-depth look at the who many call the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan. Aside of Jordan, the 10-part series will also highlight the Chicago Bulls Dynasty.
“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,” read the statement by ESPN.
During the 1997-1998 NBA season, the Chicago Bulls allowed an NBA Entertainment crew to follow them around for the entire season. Never before seen footage will be shown in the documentary as it is built around Jordan’s last championship season.
Back on February 24, Michael Jordan spoke at the memorial for the late Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles. The heartfelt tribute, gave insight to the relationship between Jordan and Bryant.