Jordan NBA documentary finished early for April debut

Jordan NBA documentary finished early for April debut

The 10-part documentary focuses on Michael Jordan's 1997-98 title-winning season, his last with the Chicago Bulls.

"As culture navigates this time with out live sports activities, viewers are nevertheless on the lookout to the athletics environment to escape and delight in a collective experience". The documentary series, which was originally scheduled to debut in June, will also be available outside of the US on Netflix.

Originally set to air on June 23, ESPN moved up the premiere date of The Last Dance, to April 19 after fans took to social media to beg ESPN for an early release since everyone is stuck inside their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic. "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 takes the audience through the Bulls' first five National Basketball Association titles in the lead up to the all-famous sixth during the huge success of the 90s, while showcasing the ups and downs, both on- and off-court, and the ever-present impact that Jordan and that Bulls team had on the sport as a whole.

The series will include never-before-seen footage from that season, one where the team chased its sixth championship in a span of eight years.

All throughout the documentary, the tension and conflict that defined that final championship run, culminating in the six-game conquest of the Utah Jazz in the finals, are very much on display.

"Michael Jordan and the '90s Bulls weren't just sports superstars, they were a global phenomenon", director Jason Hehir said. "Making The Last Dance was an unbelievable alternative to discover the extraordinary affect of 1 man and one staff", stated Hehir. For almost three years, we searched far and wide to present the definitive story of an era-defining dynasty and to present these sports heroes as humans'.

James, who sparked the Los Angeles Lakers to the Western Conference lead when the season was halted, was among those who pushed for a launch while much of the U.S. is quarantined at home without live sports events to watch on TV. Finally and with weekly cadence, 'The Last Dance'It will arrive in the United States of America in May ... and the rest of the world through Netflix next April.

The ESPN Films documentary series on Michael Jordan was scheduled for this summer, but recent events have accelerated the process.

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