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Netflix to Premiere ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’ for U.S. Subscribers in July

Netflix to Premiere ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’ for U.S. Subscribers in July

Netflix is bringing “The Last Dance” documentary series about Michael Jordan and the ’90s Chicago Bulls team to the U.S. this summer.

ESPN’s “Last Dance,” co-produced with Netflix, debuted this past Sunday (April 19) on ESPN networks and on Netflix outside the U.S. The 10-episode series will run for five weeks on ESPN and Netflix internationally, through May 17, before it hits Netflix’s American service.

The Last Dance” will launch on Netflix in the U.S. on July 19, the company announced as part of its first-quarter 2020 earnings announcement. The streamer netted nearly 16 million subscribers in Q1, attributed to Covid-19 quarantines, more than double its previous estimate.

For ESPN — suffering from a lack of live sports — the first two episodes of “Last Dance” were a ratings smash, delivering an average of 6.1 million viewers and making it the cabler’s most-viewed documentary to date. On Netflix’s Q1 earnings interview Tuesday,

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