The Last Dance: Start Date, Schedule, Where to Watch ESPN's Michael Jordan Documentary

The wait for one of the most-anticipated sports documentaries in years is almost over, with The Last Dance documentary set to premiere this Sunday.

The 10-part television series, which will air on ESPN in the U.S. and on Netflix outside the U.S., charts the 1997-98 season, which marked Michael Jordan and coach Phil Jackson's final campaign with the Chicago Bulls.

Before the season began, ESPN was granted unprecedented access with cameras following the team in the locker room, practice facility, and on every trip the Bulls made that year. Director Jason Hehir had access to approximately 10,000 hours of footage and ended up reducing it to ten 60-minutes episodes.

The Last Dance was originally scheduled for release in June, but with the NBA season suspended indefinitely and growing social media pressure from a number of NBA players including LeBron James, ESPN has finally relented.

Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming documentary.

When is the first The Last Dance episode?

The documentary will premiere at 9 p.m. ET on April 19 on ESPN, with the second episode to follow straight afterward.

Two hour-long episodes will air each week on Sunday at the same time, with the final two episodes scheduled for May 17.

Each week the two episodes from the previous week will be re-aired from 7 p.m. ET on ESPN, ahead of the premier of the two new episodes.

Where can I watch The Last Dance?

The documentary will be available on ESPN and ABC, while Netflix has snapped up the international rights. ESPN and ABC will make the documentary available on TV and online via their digital platforms, while Netflix users can access it via the Netflix app on TVs and connected devices, as well as online.

A version of the documentary edited for language will air simultaneously on ESPN2.

The Last Dance will premiere on Netflix at 12:01 a.m. PT on April 20, with the first two episodes. The remaining eight parts will be split in two-episode blocks, which will air at 12:01 a.m. PT each Monday.

What does The Last Dance cover?

The documentary covers the Chicago Bulls during the 1997-98 season, which began with the franchise looking to win three consecutive titles for the second time after completing a first three-peat between 1991 and 1993.

The Bulls went 62-20 in the regular season, with Jordan winning the fifth MVP award of his career and leading the league in scoring for the 10th time. Chicago swept the New Jersey Nets in the first round of the playoffs, before thrashing the Charlotte Hornets 4-1 in the second round and edging the Indiana Pacers in seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals.

The win over the Pacers set up a rematch of the 1997 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz, who the Bulls had defeated in six games 12 months earlier.

The Jazz had the home court advantage this time around, but that did not change the final outcome, with Chicago prevailing 4-2 and Jordan securing a sixth NBA title and sixth NBA Finals MVP crown in as many trips to the Finals.

While events on the court have been well documented and are a YouTube search away, The Last Dance promises to lift the lid on life off court and behind the scenes.

"Michael Jordan and the '90s Bulls weren't just sports superstars, they were a global phenomenon," director Jason Hehir said when ESPN first released a trailer fo the documentary.

"Making The Last Dance was an incredible opportunity to explore the extraordinary impact of one man and one team. For nearly three years, we searched far and wide to present the definitive story of an era-defining dynasty and to present these sports heroes as humans."

Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Chicago Bulls
Michael Jordan (L) and Scottie Pippen (R) of the Chicago Bulls talk during the final minutes of their game in the 1997 NBA Eastern Conference finals aaginst the Miami Heat at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls won the game 75-68 to lead the series 2-0. Vincent Laforet/AFP/Getty