When Will ‘The Last Dance’ Hit Netflix and Disney+?
ESPN kicked off its highly anticipated documentary The Last Dance on April 19. The 10-part series explores the story of Michael Jordan’s championship run with the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s and includes some rare interviews with the NBA legend himself. Although fans are very excited about hearing Jordan’s story, cord-cutters have been wondering when the series will hit their favorite streaming services, including Netflix and Disney+.
How can fans watch ‘The Last Dance’ right now?
For those who have a cable subscription, ESPN aired a two-part special of The Last Dance on April 19. According to Decider, the network will continue to release two episodes every Sunday night on ESPN and ESPN 2 until the series ends on May 17.
If you miss an episode, ESPN is streaming the most current installments on their website, the ESPN app, and ESPN on Demand. But in order to view these episodes, you will need to have a cable subscription and login information.
For those Netflix subscribers who live outside of the United States, ESPN is releasing new episodes every Monday morning. Unfortunately, these installments will not be available to people in the US until a later date.
Further, ESPN is not releasing episodes of The Last Dance on ESPN+. The network is, however, using the platform to air a companion series called Detail: 1998 Chicago Bulls, which also airs on Sunday nights.
When will the Michael Jordan documentary hit Netflix and Disney+?
Netflix originally did not reveal when The Last Dance would be available to stream for US residents. Luckily, the streaming giant recently updated fans and revealed that the documentary will premiere on July 19.
As of right now, it appears as though Netflix is the only streaming service outside of ESPN+ that will be releasing the documentary. Unless things change, the documentary is not expected to be on Disney+ or Hulu — at least for the time being. Since ESPN is owned by Disney, it would only make sense that it will be on Disney+ at some point.
It is unclear if other cable-cutting services, such as Sling, will have the documentary available to stream. But at least fans can look forward to watching the series debut on Netflix this summer.
The Last Dance features a mixture of archival footage from the 1990s along with rare interviews with Michael Jordan. A good chunk of the footage is from Jordan’s final season with the Bulls, which was also his sixth championship run.
The series premiere got a lot of attention on social media, and basketball fans around the world are eager to see how it unfolds in the coming weeks. Apart from Jordan, the series features interviews with Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Phil Jackson, Jerry Krause, Jerry Reinsdorf, Rod Thorn, Sidney Moncrief, Joe Kleine, Bill Wennington, Steve Kerr, and Barack Obama.
How can you watch ‘The Last Dance’ outside of the US?
If you live outside of the US, you do not have to wait until July to start streaming The Last Dance on Netflix. ESPN will release each new episode on the streaming service on Monday mornings.
Since the episodes will hit Netflix at 12:01 a.m., the installments will be available depending on your time zone. If you live in London, for example, you will be able to stream new episodes starting at 8:01 in the morning. Australia and New Zealand have changed their times to 5:23 p.m. in honor of Jordan’s number.
Sadly, everyone living in the US will have to wait a few more months to watch The Last Dance if they do not have access to ESPN. It is unclear if Netflix will be releasing the entire run at once or in weekly installments.
New episodes of The Last Dance air Sunday nights on ESPN.