Watch The Last Dance Episode 5 & 6 Online and Streaming. Find out how to watch The Last Dance in the UK and exactly what time the next batch of episodes are released.


Want to know when the next episode of The Last Dance is on ESPN (or Netflix, internationally)? The ten-part documentary series, focusing on the Chicago Bulls’ 1997-1998 NBA season and icons of that period like Michael Jordan and Dennis Rodman, continues on Sunday in the US, or Monday if you live internationally where Netflix has the rights.

The Last Dance Episode 5 Online Streaming has been an enormous success for ESPN, with an average audience of 6.1 million viewers during its premiere. It’s no surprise: this was a defining era of basketball for a lot of people, and audiences are starved of live sports right now. The documentary series was brought forward from a previously scheduled date of June.

The Last Dance Episode 6 Streaming Online Below, we’ll explain when you can watch the next episode of The Last Dance on ESPN if you’re in the US, and Netflix if you’re elsewhere.

When is the next episode of The Last Dance on ESPN?

The next episode of The Last Dance airs on ESPN on Sunday, May 3, at 9 PM ET. Expect two episodes of The Last Dance to air in a block, as with the last two weeks. This means you’ll be watching episodes 5 and 6 on Sunday. A censored version will air on ESPN2 simultaneously.

When is the next episode of The Last Dance on Netflix?

Netflix has the international rights to the series, and the next episode of The Last Dance will be streaming on Netflix from 8 AM Monday morning UK time/midnight PT. That’s when you’ll be able to enjoy episodes 5 and 6 of the ESPN documentary.

For US viewers, The Last Dance will be available on Netflix in July 2020.

The Last Dance release schedule

With two episodes airing per week every Sunday, here’s the upcoming release schedule for every episode of The Last Dance on ESPN. 

  • Episodes 5 and 6: May 3, 9 PM ET (ESPN)
  • Episodes 7 and 8: May 10, 9 PM ET (ESPN)
  • Episodes 9 and 10: May 17, 9 PM ET (ESPN)

And here’s the schedule for people watching on Netflix. 

  • Episodes 5 and 6: May 4, 8 AM BST (Netflix)
  • Episodes 7 and 8: May 11, 8 AM BST (Netflix)
  • Episodes 9 and 10: May 18, 8 AM BST (Netflix)

How to watch The Last Dance Episode 5 & 6 from anywhere in the world

Below, we explain all the country-by-country options to watch The Last Dance, and it’s all pretty straightforward until you find yourself abroad – at which point annoying geo-blocking restrictions will likely cut you off from your normal streaming provider. Admittedly, most people aren’t going anywhere anytime soon right now. But global travel will one day resume and, in an absolute worst-case scenario, you may even be stuck abroad.

Fortunately, there’s an easy solution to geo-blocking. Downloading a VPN will allow you to stream The Last Dance no matter where you are. This simple bit of software changes your IP address so that you can access episodes live or on-demand as they become available, just as if you were lying on the couch trying to teach the kids how to spell ‘self-isolation’.

While there are hundreds of VPNs to choose from, we always recommend ExpressVPN. As well as being fast, simple, and straightforward to install, it’s also compatible with a whole host of devices – Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox, PlayStation, iOS, and Android to name some of the main ones.

Plus, ExpressVPN’s flexible 30-day money-back guarantee is difficult to argue with. Even better, you can purchase an annual plan for a 49% discount and 3 months extra FREE – a brilliant offer for an essential bit of software.

Once installed, select the location of your home country and simply click connect. You’ll then be able to easily watch The Last Dance from pretty much anywhere imaginable.

Is The Last Dance Episode 5 & 6 on Netflix?

For a great many people, this is a firm yes – but folk in the US are not among them.

Netflix is the global distribution partner for The Last Dance and new episodes of the miniseries are set to drop on the popular streaming service just after they air on the cable channel – around 3 am ET or 12am PT every Monday in North America, or 8 am BST in the United Kingdom, where it will likely find itself among the best Netflix UK shows sooner rather than later. 

Netflix Australia and Netflix Canada will also be offering the series for streaming after it first airs on ESPN in the US, so read on and we’ll explain how to watch The Last Dance wherever you are.

As we say though, you won’t find The Last Dance on Netflix in the US for its first run.

How to watch The Last Dance Episode 5 & 6: stream the documentary online in the UK

Basketball fans and, more specifically, Netflix members in the UK have it good, as new episodes of The Last Dance will rain down to the popular streaming service every Monday after they air on ESPN in the States.

This means anyone with a Netflix subscription will be able to watch The Last Dance on a range of devices including Smart TVs, set-top boxes, mobile phones, tablets, PCs, laptops, Mac machines, consoles, and much more. 

If you’re not in the UK for whatever reason and can’t access your usual streaming service, remember you can always just grab a VPN and point yourself back to Blighty to watch Netflix just like you would from home.

What is The Last Dance?

Far from being just a collection of standard highlight reel stuff, The Last Dance features candid new interviews and previously unseen behind-the-scenes footage. The 1997/98 NBA season is explored in such a way that draws attention to Jordan’s domineering personality just as much as it does his epic dunks. It was to be his last year with the Bulls and the culmination of a return odyssey that started back in 1995 when the legend decided to furlough his ambitions as a professional baseball player in the MLB.

To compile all of this, an NBA Entertainment film crew went behind-the-scenes with the Bulls throughout the campaign, having gained the approval of Jordan, Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf, and head coach Phil Jackson.

And in addition to reminding us why we were desperate to ‘be like Mike’ in the 90s and would queue for hours for the latest pair of Air Jordan sneakers, the documentary also hones in on other key members of the Bulls team – fellow Hall of Famers Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman, as well as sharp-shooter Steve Kerr (now the head coach of the Golden State Warriors).


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