6:00am PT by Michael O'Connell
ESPN and Netflix Partner on Michael Jordan Doc Series 'The Last Dance'
ESPN Films and Netflix are teaming up for a long-form doc about Michael Jordan, with the basketball icon's full participation.
The Last Dance, slated to premiere on both Netflix and ESPN in 2019, will follow Jordan's stunning rise during the 1990s, the success of the Chicago Bulls and the simultaneous increase in popularity for the NBA.
Directed by Jason Hehir (The Fab Five, The '85 Bears, Andre the Giant) and produced by Mike Tollin, the series will employ more than 500 previously unseen hours of footage from the Bulls' last championship run in 1997-98, with Jordan, other Bulls figures and dozens of sports luminaries signed on for commentary.
The Last Dance is produced by Mandalay Sports Media, in association with NBA Entertainment and Jump.23.