A new TV series will focus on an athlete who is acclaimed as one of the greatest sports icons of all time, former NBA great Michael Jordan.
ESPN Films and Netflix announced plans today for the joint production “The Last Dance,” a 10-part documentary series that chronicles Jordan and his 1990s Chicago Bulls. Directed by Jason Hehir (“The Fab Five,” “The ’85 Bears,” “Andre the Giant”) and produced by Mike Tollin, the anthology will examine the simultaneous rise of Jordan and the NBA during those years.
The 10-hour series is produced by Mandalay Sports Media, in association with NBA Entertainment and Jump.23.
“Anchored by more than 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from the team’s last championship run in the 1997-98 season, ‘The Last Dance’ will have the full participation of Jordan and other key figures from the Bulls’ championship teams, as well as dozens of other luminaries from basketball and beyond,” ESPN said in today’s announcement.
The series will premiere in 2019.