Six times winner of an NBA title, nominated one of the most influential persons in the world by Forbes and awarded by President Obama with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Michael Jordan is one of the most interesting and fascinating figures of the last thirty years. Still today he continues to inspire entire generations of young people who, thanks to ESPN and Netflix, will have the opportunity to relive his exploits and sooner than we expected.
Some time ago, the American production and distribution company ESPN Film, which specializes in sports films and documentaries, and the giant Netflix had already announced their collaboration to create a docuseries, divided into ten parts from one hour each, that would retrace the nineties of American basketball and especially the legendary race to the victory of the Chicago Bulls in 1998, captained for the last time by His Airness Michael Jordan.
The real news arrived a few hours ago, namely that the airing of The Last Dance, scheduled for next June, has been brought forward to April 19 in the United States and April 20 in Italy on Netflix.
Directed by Jason Heir (“The Fab Five”, “The 85’s Bears”) and produced by Mike Tollin, The Last Dance will incorporate more than 500 hours of never-seen-before footage and interviews with ex Bull’s players and, of course, with the same Jordan. Among the faces we’ll see on the small screen will surely be those of Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley and even Barack Obama.