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The Last Dance Release Date – A Legendary Game

The American sports documentary, produced by ESPN and Netflix ‘The Last Dance’ is a mini-series that released in 2020 which shows the journey and career of Michael Jordan during his last season with Chicago Bulls. The series features never released interviews and footage. This project was offered to Jordan for a very long time but he kept rejecting it. After refusing for many years, he finally agreed in 2016. The series consists of various interviews of famous NBA players like Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr, Phil Jackson, and Dennis Rodman.

The series had 10 episodes with a runtime of approximately 50 minutes each episode. It is said that over 500 hours of footage was filmed for this documentary. The documentary received tons of appreciation for its direction and editing. Various magazines and websites appraised the movie and it has been given a rating of 9.8/10 in Rotten Tomatoes. It also drew negative attention from the basketball community as disappointing who said that Jordan’s involvement in his own documentary is a portrait of bad journalism as no events destroying Jordan’s image would be shown.

'The Last Dance'.
A still from the ESPN and Netflix mini-series ‘The Last Dance’.

The Last Dance Storyline:

The series is a real footage documentary film during Jordan’s last season which Chicago Bulls in 1997-1998. It shows how they faced all the ups and downs throughout the season. Episode 1 shows Jordan’s college days and early NBA days. The last episode is about Bulls concluding with a sixth Championship. They have dedicated the fifth episode to Kobe Bryant. He passed away with his daughter on 26th January 2020 due to a helicopter crash.

Cast:

All the characters in this well-directed miniseries appear as themselves. The cast includes basketball players, singers, coaches, sportscaster, and many others. Some of them are:

  • Michael Jordan
  • Steve Kerr
  • Phil Jackson
  • Scottie Pippen
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Jerry Reinsdorf
  • David Aldridge
  • Bill Clinton
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Billy Packer
  • Ron Coley
  • Joe Pytka
  • Kevin Loughery
  • Jeffrey Jordan
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The Last Dance Trailer:

Netflix released a teaser for this miniseries on 12th June 2018. It has crossed around 44k views. Every Michael Jordan fan can relive his Chicago Bulls journey by watching this amazing direction of Jason Hehir. You can watch the teaser for the show below.

The Last Dance – Release Date:

The series was first premiered on ESPN in the US on 19th April 2020. The very next day, the documentary was streamed on Netflix. On 17th May 2020, the last episode was aired. This 10-part miniseries is a must-watch for anyone who wants to have a re-run of basketball history and watch the celebrated team and shining and iconic athletes. For more such updates, stay tuned.

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