Report: Tom Brady to be featured in next Michael Jordan-style documentary by ESPN
ESPN’s documentary series The Last Dance about Michael Jordan’s NBA career was such a huge hit among sports fans that the network is already looking into producing a similar one in the near future. It also already found its subject of the series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Former New England Patriots and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is expected to be the next featured athlete of the documentary series at ESPN. The most successful NFL quarterback in history seems like the perfect way to follow the series regarding the greatest player in the NBA.
The Brady feature is slated to be a nine-series production. Jordan’s was 10 episodes in length.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
“Nine Super Bowl appearances over the course of 20 years is an achievement on an unmatched level. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Tom Brady as he reflects on each of those nine, season-long journeys and the pivotal moments that defined them,” said Connor Schell, executive vp content at ESPN. “Gotham Chopra is a highly skilled filmmaker who I am confident will bring to life this story of an icon in a new and revealing way.”
The documentary series will be titled Man in the Arena. It will highlight Brady’s football career from his time at college at Michigan to his nine Super Bowl appearances (he won six) to his recent arrival in Tampa.
Per the report, the series is set to air in 2021.