ESPN planned to release a 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan and the Bulls in June.
With the NBA and so much of the sports world on hiatus, fans have been clamoring for the documentary sooner. It’d be a great way to fill time. Buzz grew as promos changed from “COMING IN JUNE” to “COMING SOON.”
But an ESPN spokesperson is throwing cold water on an early airing.
Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports:
Bad news. Doesn't look like ESPN will move up release of 'The Last Dance' Michael Jordan Bulls doc: 'The reality is that the production of that film has not yet been completed, so we are limited there at the moment. Obviously, you can’t air it until it’s done,' says Burke Magnus.
— Michael McCarthy (@MMcCarthyREV) March 17, 2020
On one hand, with everything else stopped, it seems ESPN could accelerate production. On the other hand, everyone is working at limited capacity amid efforts to socially distance.
On the other other hand, who knows how long the NBA will be halted?
So, maybe the documentary will air during the NBA’s hiatus. It just might also still be in June.