Netflix is teaming up with ESPN Films for a new documentary about Michael Jordan.
The basketball star remains a sporting legend even decades after the peak of his NBA career, which saw him dominate the court and even appear in Space Jam, one of the definitive movies of the 90s. Now, the streaming giant and ESPN aim to chronicle Jordan’s career as well as the 1990s Chicago Bulls dynasty.
The 10-part documentary series will be directed by Jason Hehir (The Fab Five, The ’85 Bears, Andre the Giant) and produced by Mike Tollin, examining the simultaneous rise of Jordan and the NBA during those years. Anchored by more than 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from the Bulls’ last championship run in the 1997-98 season, The Last Dance will have the full participation of Jordan and other key figures from the championship teams, as well as dozens of other luminaries from basketball and beyond.
It is produced by Mandalay Sports Media, in association with NBA Entertainment and Jump, and will premiere in 2019.