The series, which debuts August 31, will be hosted by journalist JA Adande, who has covered the NBA and the Bulls for decades, and BJ Armstrong, who won three NBA championships with the team.
The 40-minute episodes will “feature new interviews with former players, coaches and journalists as they provide never-before-told stories about one of the most memorable teams in NBA history,” according to the NBA.
“As we continue to reimagine our content and storytelling about our teams, players and history, ‘Beyond The Last Dance’ serves as a stepping stone as we pursue new opportunities in podcasting,” David Denenberg, the NBA’s senior vice president of global media distribution & business affairs, said in a statement.
The series averaged 5.6 million viewers throughout its run and was the trending topic on Twitter for five straight Sundays, according to ESPN.
Audible is hoping to capture some of that attention. The service announced Monday that it will offer a half-priced ($7.95 a month) subscription tier that gives customers access to a growing library of podcasts and online radio shows hosted by celebrities. The tier does not include most of the service’s audiobooks.