ESPN has announced that they will push the release of their Michael Jordan focused documentary series, The Last Dance, up two months. The announcement comes two weeks after ESPN executives informed fans that the documentary was not done.
“I know some have asked about The Last Dance, and the reality is that the production of that film has not yet been completed, so we are limited there at the moment,” ESPN EVP of Programming, Acquisitions and Scheduling Burke Magnus said.
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However, plans have changed as the world continues to self-isolate during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While the documentary was originally scheduled to coincide with the 2020 NBA Finals, the season remains at a standstill that put the documentary’s release influx.
The Last Dance contains eight parts that examine the life, legacy and career of the Chicago Bulls guard. ESPN will air two parts per week beginning on April 19, 2020 at 9 p.m. EST. The finale will air on May 10, 2020.