Live sports like the NBA may still be waiting to return, but basketball fans have an exciting new series to look forward to this month. ESPN and Netflix will be presenting The Last Dance, a 10-episode documentary series about Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls.
The Last Dance documentary series is expected to deliver great drama and action on and off the court. It will feature never before seen footage captured by an NBA Entertainment film crew that had permission to follow the Bulls for the entire season. Fans can look forward to ten episodes of ups and downs with M.J., Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and others. Just don't expect a lot of losses, as the team finished 62-20.
The series is called The Last Dance because this was the final NBA championship for Jordan's Bulls. While some of the names changed over the years, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen won six NBA titles over an eight year span, including a previously unthinkable record of 72-10 in 1996. This series will provide an unique perspective on one of the all-time great teams in the history of all of sports.
The Last Dance was expected to premiere in June of this year until just recently. After the spread of COVID-19 resulting in a postponement of the NBA season and delays in all live sports, ESPN and the producers moved up the release date to April 19, 2020. Fans have been anticipating this series, which has been teased with details and trailers since late 2018.
The Last Dance schedule on ESPN
All times shown are Eastern
Sunday, April 19
- 9 p.m., The Last Dance episode 1
- 10 p.m., The Last Dance episode 2
Sunday, April 26
- 9 p.m., The Last Dance episode 3
- 10 p.m., The Last Dance episode 4
Sunday, May 3
- 9 p.m., The Last Dance episode 5
- 10 p.m., The Last Dance episode 6
Sunday, May 10
- 9 p.m., The Last Dance episode 7
- 10 p.m., The Last Dance episode 8
Sunday, May 17
- 9 p.m., The Last Dance episode 9
- 10 p.m., The Last Dance episode 10
How to watch The Last Dance online and without cable
Fans can watch The Last Dance online and without cable with a Live TV streaming service. The series will be available in the United States on ESPN. There are four major streaming services that have ESPN available, so it is easy to pick one and start a free trial subscription to get started with The Last Dance.
Hulu with Live TV
Easy as a layup
ESPN on Hulu delivers a slam dunk series for fans.
Hulu has live TV including sports networks along with a huge back catalog of shows. ESPN is available on Hulu, so they'll have every episode of The Last Dance as they air.
Sling TV - Sling Orange
Major Dunks, Minor Prices
Sling MJ and the '98 Bulls anytime & from anywhere.
Sling is the more economical way to get ESPN. It costs about half the price of other services and Sling Orange still gets you access to all episodes of The Last Dance as they air.
AT&T TV Now - Plus Plan
Take Sports action Mobile
The Plus Plan scores you The Last Dance docuseries.
AT&T TV Now has a long list of channels in their lineup. The Plus Plan has ESPN, so you'll get to watch The Last Dance, SportsCenter and more.
More like HoopsTube
Hey Google, show me an amazing basketball docuseries.
YouTube TV is one of the easiest streaming services to understand, with a single plan, a ton of channels — including ESPN. That's your key to access The Last Dance documentary series.
Watch The Last Dance online outside of the U.S.A.
There are basketball fans all over the world, and the legend of Jordan and the Chicago Bulls knows no boundaries. Thankfully if you live outside of the United States, you can still watch along with The Last Dance documentary series. In fact, it's even easier, because the Last Dance will be available on Netflix outside of the U.S.
Here is the release schedule for episodes of The Last Dance on Netflix internationally.
All times shown are Eastern Daylight Time
- Monday, April 20, 3 a.m., The Last Dance episodes 1 and 2
- Monday, April 27, 3 a.m., The Last Dance episodes 3 and 4
- Monday, May 4, 3 a.m., The Last Dance episodes 5 and 6
- Monday, May 11, 3 a.m., The Last Dance episodes 7 and 8
- Monday, May 18, 3 a.m., The Last Dance episodes 9 and 10
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