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Netflix jumps for Michael Jordan doc

Michael Jordan playing for the Chicago Bulls

Netflix is partnering with US sports giant ESPN on a docuseries about basketball legend Michael Jordan.

The Last Dance is a 10-part series being produced by US-based Mandalay Sports Media that will follow Jordan’s career with the Chicago Bulls during the 1990s.

The show, which is being produced with Jordan, will feature interviews with key figures as well as hours of footage from games.

Set to premiere in 2019, it will be directed by Jason Hehir, with Mike Tollin set to produce.

The show follows the success of sports docuseries Last Chance U on Netflix, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the world of US college football. It was extended into a third season last year.

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