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ESPN will anticipate the release of "The Last Dance"

With the American sport stopped, the documentary may be available from April

ESPN will anticipate the release of The Last Dance With the American sport stopped, the documentary may be available from April

*** UPDATE 31/3 ***
According toAndrew Marchand of the New York Post and other reliable sports sources, the 10-part documentary "The Last Dance" on the Chicago Bulls of the 1997-1998 season will be available from Sunday 19 April. Prior to the NBA's forced stop, the release of one of the most hype ESPN products of all time was slated for July. The situation, however, convinced ESPN to change its programming and anticipate its release. LeBron also seems to particularly like this choice:

The spasmodic wait began in May 2018, when ESPN announced the making of "The Last Dance", a 10-part documentary about the Chicago Bulls 1997-98, considered by the vast majority the best team of all time. This wait may have run out sooner than expected. After launching the trailer on Christmas Eve, the whole world waited to learn about the "untold stories about Michael Jordan and his Bulls". The initial plan was to launch the documentary in June, but the forced stop of all American sports could change ESPN's schedule.

Millions of Americans are wondering "what can we do without sport?" and the American sports broadcast par excellence could answer this question. There is no mention of rumors, of rumors, but of concrete possibilities of seeing before June one of the products that everyone - sports and non-sportsmen - wants to consume as soon as possible. If on the one hand in the last seconds of the trailer it is understood that the release is set for June, some spots aired in the last few days on ESPN continue to recite "coming soon". The issuer has not yet gone unbalanced and has not yet said anything about it. The transition from "coming in June" to "coming soon" would not seem to be justified except by a. change of programming. Although it is a product that lives in an aura of incredible hype, to say that "it will arrive shortly" when it is officially scheduled in 3 months seems premature.

All American broadcasters are rummaging through their archives to make up for the lack of live sports, looking for the most adequate coverage after the stop for the coronavirus pandemic. Ben Koo of Awful Announcing - one of America's most popular sports blogs - also believes that "coming soon" is a symptom of a change in "The Last Dance" programming:

The other interesting thing to note here is that ESPN has been showing an awful lot of commercials the past few days for The Last Dance, which really wouldn’t make sense if it was indeed coming in June. While ESPN no longer has games they need to promote, and we’re seeing 30 for 30 and other programming getting a lot more promotional love instead, it wouldn’t make much sense to be hammering The Last Dance so hard 80-90 days out.