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Bulls Legend Michael Jordan to Star in New Documentary Series

"The Last Dance" will debut in 2019



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    In this file photo, Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating the Utah Jazz in Game six of the 1997 NBA Finals at the United Center on June 13, 1997 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls won 90-86.

    What to Know

    • The series will air on ESPN in 2019.

    • Jordan will be interviewed for the series, as will former teammates and NBA rivals.

    • Over 500 hours of previously unseen footage will be used in the 10-part series.

    ESPN is teaming up with Netflix to produce a 10-part documentary series profiling Michael Jordan's rise with the NBA set to be released next year.

    "The Last Dance" will chronicle "one of the greatest icons and most successful dynasties in sports history," the 1990s Chicago Bulls, the companies announced Tuesday in a joint press release.

    The 10-hour documentary will include more than 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from the team’s last championship run in the 1997-98 season and feature dozens of interviews with teammates, key NBA figures and Jordan himself.

    Directed by Jason Hehir, who also directed ESPN’s "30 for 30" on the 1985 Chicago Bears and HBO's recent hit "Andre the Giant," the anthology will examine the "simultaneous rise of Jordan and the NBA during those years." 

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