Michael Jordan is set to be the subject of an upcoming Netflix Original Documentary Series “The Last Dance” with weekly episodes arriving from April 20th (excluding USA). The 10-part series is directed by Jason Hehir (“Andre the Giant”) and is a joint production between ESPN and Netflix. The anthology series will look at the simultaneous rise of Jordan and the NBA during the 1990s. The Last Dance will feature interviews with Jordan and “key figures” from the Bulls’ magical run — as well as “dozens of other luminaries from basketball” — and explore the rise of Jordan and how he helped to boost the popularity of the NBA. The docuseries will draw from 500-plus hours of previously unreleased footage from the 1997-98 season, which was the team’s sixth and final title before Jordan retired (for the second time, only to return with the Washington Wizards).
In the fall of 1997, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls began their quest to win a sixth NBA title in eight years. But despite all Jordan had achieved since his sensational debut 13 years earlier, “The Last Dance,” as coach Phil Jackson called it, would be shadowed by tension with the club’s front office and the overwhelming sense that this was the last time the world would ever see the greatest player of all time, and his extraordinary teammates, in full flight.
The story of how Michael Jordan and the '90s Bulls came to dominate and define basketball, told across 10 episodes, including never-before-seen footage – The Last Dance arrives 20 April. pic.twitter.com/wlHaDUdQUl
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) March 31, 2020
You can watch an older teaser for the show here: