It's not a new game, it's not live, but it is new sports related content and we are here for it. There's no denying that Michael Jordan is one of the best players who has ever stepped foot on the basketball court, and right now you can take a look back at his incredible career through a new documentary mini series called 'The Last Dance'. The first two of the ten episodes have already aired on ESPN, and if you happened to miss them you can still tune in and watch before the next one airs.
The series contains a mixture of gameplay from Jordan's time with the bulls, present day interviews, and some exclusive rare archival footage. It follows along with the story behind Jordan's departure from the team, which was due to Phil Jackson being removed as head coach despite the winning streak the team was on. Originally, the series was set to debut later this year, but thanks to the lack of sports and the troubling times we are facing right now ESPN has decided to push things up.
There are new episodes coming weekly, so we've rounded up everything you need to know about the series, when it will air, and how you can watch it live!
The Last Dance: When & where
The first two episodes of this series aired on Sunday, April 19 on ESPN. Every Sunday for the next few weeks ESPN will debut two additional episodes until the series comes to an end on May 17. The first episode airs at 9 p.m Eastern every Sunday and the second one begins right after it at 10 p.m. Eastern.
Following the initial debut of the episode, they will make their way to Netflix the following morning to be streamed with ease. If you live in a region where you can't get the show on Netflix, see below for extra info.
The final two episodes of this are airing this Sunday, May 17.
How to watch The Last Dance from anywhere
We have outlined how to watch The Last Dance from various regions below, but whether it's not playing in your local area or you're traveling and need to find a new way to watch it we have you covered as well. A VPN is one of the best ways to unlock the content from anywhere!
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Stream The Last Dance in the U.S.
This 10-part series will air on Sunday nights via ESPN, which menas that even if you've cut the cord you can still easily access it with a streaming service. The broadcast plays uncensored on ESPN and ESPN2 has a censored version, in case you want to watch it with your family.
The most affordable way to watch it in the U.S. is using Sling's Orange (opens in new tab) package, which is $20 for the first month and includes 32 channels. You can also get ESPN with Hulu's Live TV (opens in new tab) package, which includes more than 60 channels and access to tons of Hulu's own content.
Sling TV is your best bet
With Sling TV's Orange bundle you get access to ESPN and ESPN2 so you can see either the uncensored or clean version of the new series. You get a total of 32 channels, some of which also include TBS, CNN, Freeform, Lifetime, and more. It's less than half the price of Hulu (opens in new tab) and gives you plenty of channel options.
The cheapest way to watch this new series as it airs live would be with a Sling TV subscription. Be sure to pick the Orange bundle so you get access to ESPN.
- From $20 at Sling (opens in new tab)
Netflix customers get it the next day
If you have a Netflix subscription and don't like to stay up late, this is your best bet. You can watch the episodes the day after they air, and you don't need to add anything else to your current subscription to get access.
Netflix will host the videos the day after they air live on ESPN, so if you happen to miss out you can still watch them easily with a subscription.
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How to watch The Last Dance in Canada, UK, and other countries
Unfortunately, outside of the U.S. you'll need to wait until the episodes hit Netflix on the Monday after they air. If you want to avoid this, refer to the VPN informationa bove so you can tune in and watch it live on ESPN in the U.S.
The Last Dance Michael Jordan Preview
If you want to know a little more about what you can expect to see from this series, here is a nice preview of what's to come.
The Last Dance U.S. live release schedule
- Sunday, April 19 - 9 p.m. Eastern - Episode 1
- Sunday, April 19 - 10 p.m. Eastern - Episode 2
- Sunday, April 26 - 9 p.m. Eastern - Episode 3
- Sunday, April 26 - 10 p.m. Eastern - Episode 4
- Sunday, May 3 - 9 p.m. Eastern - Episode 5
- Sunday, May 3 - 10 p.m. Eastern - Episode 6
- Sunday, May 10 - 9 p.m. Eastern - Episode 7
- Sunday, May 10 - 10 p.m. Eastern - Episode 8
- Sunday, May 17 - 9 p.m. Eastern - Episode 9
- Sunday, May 17 - 10 p.m. Eastern - Episode 10
The Last Dance release schedule for Netflix
- Monday, April 20 - 12:01 a.m. PT - Episodes 1 and 2
- Monday, April 27 - 12:01 a.m. PT - Episodes 3 and 4
- Monday, May 4 - 12:01 a.m. PT - Episodes 5 and 6
- Monday, May 11 - 12:01 a.m. PT - Episodes 7 and 8
- Monday, May 18 - 12:01 a.m. PT - Episodes 9 and 10
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