ESPN announces 10-hour Michael Jordan doco

A 10-part Michael Jordan documentary series is coming.

ESPN, in conjunction with Netflix, announced the project, titled ‘The Last Dance’, overnight.

The series, which will span 10 hours, is slated to premiere in 2019.

In a press release, ESPN said it has the full participation of Jordan, who starred for the Chicago Bulls (and later Washington Wizards) over the course of 15 seasons and is largely considered the greatest NBA player of all-time.

The series centers on the dynasty of the 1990s Bulls, who won six titles between 1991 and 1998, and “examines the simultaneous rise of Jordan and the NBA during those years”.

In addition to Jordan, it will feature interviews with “other key figures from the Bulls’ championship teams” while pulling from more than 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from the 1997-98 championship season.

Michael Jordan. Pic: Getty

‘The Last Dance’ is directed by Jason Hehir, who held the same role for acclaimed documentaries ‘The Fab Five’, ‘The ’85 Bears’ and ‘Andre The Giant’.

The multi-part series follows ESPN’s successful five-part documentary on OJ Simpson.

‘OJ: Made in America’ aired over five nights in June 2016.