With live sports (except for horse racing!) grinding to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN has decided to move the premiere date for its 10-part Michael Jordan docuseries up to April 19. The Last Dance was originally scheduled to debut in June, but the all-sports network reports that fans have been clamoring for more fresh programming while they’re stuck at home.
“As society navigates this time without live sports, viewers are still looking to the sports world to escape and enjoy a collective experience,” ESPN said in a statement. “We’ve heard the calls from fans asking us to move up the release date for this series, and we’re happy to announce that we’ve been able to accelerate the production schedule to do just that.” The docu-series will air on Netflix outside the United States.