The most-anticipated documentary in ESPN history has been fast-tracked to April.

On Tuesday morning ESPN announced that “The Last Dance,” the highly anticipated 10-part documentary series examining Michael Jordan’s final season with the Bulls in 1997-98, will air on ESPN on Sunday nights over five weeks from April 19 through May 17. Two episodes will debut each week over those five weeks. The series will also be available outside of the U.S. on Netflix, with episodes debuting the day after the U.S. debut. The New York Post first reported ESPN would move up the documentary to April on Monday night.

The Jordan doc had originally been scheduled to debut in June, but the absence of live sports in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic prompted ESPN executives to change their programming timetable. “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…





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