As with many things in today’s world, life has had it’s unexpected changes. When the NBA decided to suspend it’s season with the spreading of the coronavirus; it created a chain-reaction throughout the sports world. With a thirst for NBA action the decision was made to push the release date of “The Last Dance” forward. The 10-part documentary detailing Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls was scheduled to air in June, but the call was made to push that date up as supplement for fans with the long awaited documentary.
Reported by Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Times, director Jason Hehir hadn’t completed the project at that point. The final episode of “The Last Dance” is set to finish production on May 10, 2020. Rumors of a potential “directors cut” have surfaced as viewers have speculated if the presentation was altered in any way to speed up the release.
Fans have been waiting to see this documentary that has been 20 years in-the-making, and they are coming in droves. The first two episodes each saw 5.3 million people watch the uncensored version on ESPN; 6.1 tuned in to the family-friendly ESPN 2 airing. Thankfully Jordan gave the go-ahead, otherwise basketball fans would be in a bad way for anything new. Episodes five and six of “The Last Dance” will air Sunday on ESPN at 9PM