ESPN Films and Netflix are partnering on a new Michael Jordan documentary set to be released sometime in 2019, according to multiple media posts.
The documentary will be a 10-hour film directed by screenwriter Jason Hehir, who also produced The Fab Five, The ‘85 Bears and HBO’s Andre the Giant. Over 500 hours of behind-the-scenes footage, work and preparation throughout Jordan’s career will be used for the documentary.
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Also included in the documentary are never-before-seen interviews from Jordan, along with his teammates and coaches throughout his career with the Bulls.
Jordan, who currently owns the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, spent 15 seasons in the league during his playing career. Despite retiring for three seasons and taking one season off to play Minor League Baseball, Jordan finished his legacy with 32,292 points, 2,514 steals, six NBA championship rings and five Most Valuable Player awards. He’s largely regarded as the greatest basketball player to ever walk the face of the planet.
This also marks the first time Jordan has signed his participation for a documentary, giving fans a never-before-seen inside look at his storied NBA career.
Along with owning the Charlotte Hornets, Jordan is also famously known for owning the popular apparel and shoe company “Jordan Brand”, which remains one of the top apparel companies in the world.