Netflix has debuted the first and second episodes of Michael Jordan’s new documentary ‘The Last Dance’.
The documentary follows Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls during the 1997-98 season, also showing the never-before-seen footage from the 1997-98 season as the team pursued its sixth NBA championship in eight years.
In the fall of 1997, Michael Jordan, Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf and head coach Phil Jackson agreed to let an NBA Entertainment film crew follow the team all season long. The result would be a remarkable portrait of an iconic player and a celebrated team – a portrait only now being revealed, more than two decades later, in “The Last Dance.”
As the series weaves its way through the tumultuous 1997-98 season, viewers will be transported back to how it all began – from Jordan’s childhood roots, the Bulls’ dire circumstances before Jordan’s arrival and how the team was built after drafting Jordan in 1984, to the struggles that eventually led to the team’s first NBA championship. As the series takes the audience through the Bulls’ first five championships, viewers will experience the off-court challenges, struggles and triumphs that were a part of the culture-shifting phenomenon created by Jordan and the Bulls.
It’s an unlikely scenario that serves as a fascinating backdrop for the inside tale of the 1998 championship run, with extensive profiles of Jordan’s key teammates including Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and Steve Kerr, head coach Phil Jackson, and featuring dozens of current-day interviews with rivals and luminaries from basketball and beyond. All throughout, the tension and conflict that defined that final championship run are very much on display.
NETFLIX SCHEDULE AND TIMES:
Monday, 20 April – 09:01 a.m – “The Last Dance” Episodes 1 and 2
Monday, 27 April – 09:01 a.m – “The Last Dance” Episodes 3 and 4
Monday, 4 May – 09:01 a.m – “The Last Dance” Episodes 5 and 6
Monday, 11 May – 09:01 a.m – “The Last Dance” Episodes 7 and 8
Monday, 18 May – 09:01 a.m – “The Last Dance” Episodes 9 and 10
WATCH THE TRAILER BELOW: