March 31, 2020
What is ‘The Last Dance’? The documentary will feature behind-the-scenes footage from Jordan’s final season with the Chicago Bulls that ended with his sixth NBA championship in an NBA Finals victory over the Utah Jazz in 1998.
Many have pointed to a highly anticipated Michael Jordan documentary slated to air on ESPN as a respite, calling for the network to move up its scheduled June release.
A film crew followed the Bulls for the entire 1997-98 season and ESPN spoke to “more than 100 people close to the team and personalities who experienced the run.”
“Michael Jordan and the ’90s Bulls weren’t just sports superstars, they were a global phenomenon,” director Jason Hehir said in a statement. “Making ‘The Last Dance’ was an incredible opportunity to explore the extraordinary impact of one man and one team. For nearly 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. I hope viewers enjoy watching our series as much as we enjoyed the opportunity to make it.”