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ESPN, Netflix Announce 10-Part Michael Jordan Mega Docu-Series

ESPN Films and Netflix are partnering up for a new 10-part documentary series called The Last Dance.

ESPN Films and Netflix are partnering up for a new 10-part documentary series called The Last Dance.

The series will highlight the rise of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls during the 1990s era of the NBA. Jordan along with other key members from the Bulls’ championship team will be fully participating in the production process. Never-before-seen footage from the team’s championship run in their 1997-98 season will also be shown along with additional commentary.

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The docu-series, directed by Jason Hehir (The Fab Five, The ’85 Bears, Andre the Giant) and produced by Mike Tollin and by Mandalay Sports Media, in association with NBA Entertainment and Jump.23, is set to premiere in 2019.


Many of us will have high expectations for this documentary moving forward, especially since ESPN won an Oscar and Emmy for OJ: Made In America. But, aside from the awards, the fact that Jordan is actively participating is enough for us to set the bar high.


So, aside from His Airness, what other athlete is worth such a doc? Check out the trailer and let us know what you think in the comments below. 

Erin Ashey Simon is a writer, producer, host and contributor for The Shadow League. Host of Grass Routes Podcast and the NBA 2K League’s The Post Up, a former college athlete who passes the time playing flag football. Simon has previous work experience at Cycle Media, REVOLT TV, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Originally from New Jersey, Simon graduated from the University of Kentucky.