ESPN Films has moved the premiere of "LANCE," a two-part documentary film about Lance Armstrong, to May 24 and May 31. The latest in ESPN's Peabody and Academy Award-winning "30 for 30" series, "LANCE" will air the Sunday following the final episodes of "The Last Dance," the 10-part docuseries about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down sports around the world, ESPN has re-shuffled its 2020 lineup to fill the void that live sports left. "LANCE" was originally scheduled to air in the fall following a festival run. The film received acclaim when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
Produced by Five All in the Fifth and DLP Media, LANCE features unprecedented access to Armstrong through raw interviews and personal perspective on his full story, the inspiring rise and dramatic fall from grace. Directed by Marina Zenovich (“Fantastic Lies,” “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind”), the film is broken into two parts. Part one will premiere May 24 at 9 p.m. EST; part two will premiere the following Sunday, May 31. Both parts will be made available on ESPN+ immediately after their respective premieres.
This is Five All's second "30 for 30" film. "Rodman: For Better and Worse" premiered in September 2019. Another sports documentary project, "Dream: Birth of the Modern Athlete," a multi-part docuseries about the legacy of the 1992 Dream Team, will premiere on BET and Amazon this year.