Remember the ’90s? Remember sports? ESPN does. On April 19, the network will begin airing its highly anticipated ten-part documentary event, The Last Dance, which chronicles Michael Jordan’s leadership of the Chicago Bulls through the 1997–98 NBA season. At the start of that season, head coach Phil Jackson gave a documentary crew unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the team, and The Last Dance interweaves that footage with profiles of players like Jordan, Dennis Rodman, and Scottie Pippen, and present-day interviews. ESPN is not putting The Last Dance under the 30 for 30 banner, but considering the scale and depth of this project, it might as well have. The trailer teases sitdowns with figures like Barack Obama, Justin Timberlake, and Kobe Bryant. Here’s how to watch and stream the five-week television event.
On Sunday nights beginning April 19, ESPN will air new episodes of The Last Dance back-to-back at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET (that’s 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Central, for Chicago-based Bulls fans). For viewers with cable, it’s as easy as setting your DVR or tuning into ESPN. For cord-cutters, there are still plenty of ways to keep up with the series. Immediately after episodes air, they’ll be made available on the ESPN app with a subscription, or ESPN.com with a cable log-in. You can also always livestream ESPN with services like Hulu + Live TV or YouTube TV. The Last Dance airs over five weeks, so a free trial won’t allow you to watch the entire series.
Oh, and good news for readers outside the U.S.: New episodes of The Last Dance will premiere on Netflix internationally on Mondays after they air on ESPN, at 12:01 a.m. PT.