ESPN has heard us all and its The Last Dance documentary chronicling the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls will air early.
The tell-all documentary focused on Michael Jordan and the legendary squad was set to drop in June, but now has a release date of April 19. The push up of the documentary is due to fans asking for more to watch during Stay-at-Home orders due to the coronavirus.
The series will air two parts of the documentary every Sunday, pushing programming to head into mid-May.
“As society navigates this time without live sports, viewers are still looking to the sports world to escape and enjoy a collective experience,” ESPN said in a statement. “We’ve heard the calls from fans asking us to move up the release date for this series, and we’re happy to announce that we’ve been able to accelerate the production schedule to do just that. This project celebrates one of the greatest players and dynasties ever, and we hope it can serve as a unifying entertainment experience to fill the role that sports often play in our lives, telling a story that will captivate everyone, not just sports fans.”
“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.”
You can see the latest trailer below.