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Netflix, ESPN Films to produce Michael Jordan docuseries

Global streaming giant Netflix has partnered with ESPN Films to produce a 10-part docuseries set to chronicle NBA legend Michael Jordan. Produced by Mandalay Sports Media, in association with NBA Entertainment ...
May 15, 2018

Global streaming giant Netflix has partnered with ESPN Films to produce a 10-part docuseries set to chronicle NBA legend Michael Jordan.

Produced by Mandalay Sports Media, in association with NBA Entertainment and Jump.23, The Last Dance will document the simultaneous rise of Air Jordan as a six-time NBA champion, his Chicago Bulls and the overall popularity of the NBA throughout the 1990s.

The Last Dance has been produced with the full participation of Jordan, dubbed “the greatest basketball player of all time”, and other key figures from the Bulls’ championship teams, alongside commentary from a variety of sports luminaries.

Directed by Jason Hehir and produced by Mike Tollin, the 10-part series is anchored by more than 500 hours of never-before-seen archive from the team’s last championship run in the 1997-98 season.

Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the third overall pick in the 1984 NBA draft and went on to win six championship rings, including two “three-peats” from 1991-1993 and again in 1996-1998, and was a six-time NBA Finals MVP.┬áJordan’s Chicago Bulls also┬árecorded a then-record 72 regular-season wins in the 1995–96 NBA season

The Last Dance is slated to premiere across Netflix in 2019.

Photo courtesy of ESPN Films; Photo credit: Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images

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