Tom Brady reveals that he has a nine-part documentary coming, and here are all the details
The Buccaneers quarterback is getting the Michael Jordan treatment
Following the immense success of its recent 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan, ESPN has decided to feature another superstar for the company's next project, and that superstar is none other than Tom Brady
The six-time Super Bowl winner revealed on Thursday that he'll be teaming up with the sports network for a nine-part documentary that will be released at some point in 2021. In the documentary, which will be called "Man in the Arena," Brady will go in-depth on multiple topics. The former Patriots quarterback is expected to give first-hand accounts of the most iconic moments of his NFL career, including each of his nine Super Bowl appearances with the Patriots.
There's a good chance that we'll also hear Brady talk about his final days in New England, which alone will make this must-see TV. The 42-year-old signed a two-year deal with the Buccaneers in March after spending the first 20 seasons of his career with the Patriots.
Here was Brady's announcement on Twitter.
"Realizing my potential is what my career has been all about. Things that I've dreamed about have actually come true," Brady says in the trailer. "Things have happened in my life as I kind of hoped they would happen. It's been -- I mean -- just a complete evolution, you know, how I just kind of kept fighting and clawing to power forward. You just keep putting one foot in front of the other, and you just keep trying to make progress, so when I look at over 20 years, I look at how far I've come."
According to Deadline, the series will be co-produced by ESPN along with Brady's new company 199 Productions and Gotham Chopra for Religion of Sports. Chopra also served as the producer for Brady's Facebook series "Tom vs. Time." The new documentary will be one of the first big projects for Brady's new company, which gets its name from him being the 199th overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft.
Brady announced back in March that he had formed a production company.
"Through the series, we're defining the key moments and challenges that were seemingly insurmountable, but through hard work and perseverance, became career-defining triumphs, in both victory and defeat. " Brady said, via Deadline. "This compelling and powerful show will entertain, inspire and have you on the edge of your seat. We can't wait to share it with the world."
With more than 20 years of NFL content to work over the course of Brady's career, the documentary should offer a compelling look into the quarterback's life, and if it's just half as successful as Jordan's "The Last Dance," then it's going to be must-see TV.
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