As the series hones in on the journey to the ’98 championship, with never-before-seen footage from the NBA Entertainment film crew, we also get extensive profiles of Jordan’s key teammates including Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and Steve Kerr, as well as head coach Phil Jackson. The series will also feature present-day interviews with rivals and admirers from the basketball world and beyond.
“Michael Jordan and the ’90s Bulls weren’t just sports superstars, they were a global phenomenon,” director Jason Hehir told ESPN. “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.”
The 10-part series will run for a period of five weeks on ESPN in the U.S. and on Netflix internationally.