It was the ESPN-produced doco-series that not only took the world by storm, but has inspired the expansion of sporting series’ like it. The Last Dance explored the rise of the ever-formidable Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls team during the ’97/98′ NBA season and complete with journalists, players and expert interviews, was the most talked about release of 2020. But it came as no surprise that some of Jordan’s teammates, namely Scottie Pippen, were unhappy with their narratives within the 10-part series. Now, these stories will be told in a new light.
In welcomed news for sporting fanatics, the NBA has confirmed ‘Beyond The Last Dance’, a podcast extension to the aforementioned Netflix series. Co-hosted by sports journalist J.A. Adande and former Chicago Bulls point guard B.J. Armstrong, Beyond The Last Dance will feature 10 parts, with each 40-minute episode exploring additional storylines during the Chicago Bulls’ ‘97-’98 NBA season. The podcast will feature a number of guests including former players, coaches and journalists who will narrate never-before-told stories.
“As we continue to reimagine our content and storytelling about our teams, players and history, ‘Beyond The Last Dance’ serves as a stepping stone as we pursue new opportunities in podcasting,” David Denenberg, the NBA’s senior vice president of global media distribution and business affairs, said in a statement.
Beyond The Last Dance is produced by Pushkin Industries in association with NBA Entertainment, and will be released via Audible on August 31.