Netflix and ESPN to Premiere Michael Jordan Docuseries 'The Last Dance'


One of the big themes of the Michael Jordan myth is that the "Jordan era" was the start of professional sports' integration into mass media, advertising, and pop culture. The news item also notes that "Jordan, other Bulls figures and dozens of sports luminaries signed on [to provide] commentary". That said, today (May 15) ESPN and Netflix announced that they will be dropping a 10-part documentary about his Airness in 2019.

The series will feature over 500 hours of unseen footage from the Bulls' final title in the 1997-98 National Basketball Association season and will air on Netflix in 2019.

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After the official announcement, the ESPN Films 30 for 30 account teased the doc on Twitter. But a 10-part series will surely go back into Jordan's life and career before that, and extend into the years after.

The first trailer has been released and it's shaping up to be a cracker. He was a six-time NBA champion, a six-time NBA Finals MVP, a five-time regular season MVP and a 14-time NBA All-Star.

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Jordan's National Basketball Association career, which spanned 15 years with the Bulls and Washington Wizards, ended after the 2002-2003 season.

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