ESPN is trying to capitilize on the rousing success of ‘The Last Dance’ of the Chicago Bulls by releasing another docuseries from another sport.
On Thursday, ESPN released a trailer for a new docuseries called Man In The Arena, which will be all about former New England Patriots and current Tampa Bay Bucs QB Tom Brady.
Man In The Arena will be nine episodes long and released in 2021, according to Deadline.
The nine-episode series, which is produced by Gotham Chopra’s Religion of Sports and Brady’s recently formed 199 Productions, will offer the quarterback’s first-hand accounts of pivotal moments in his career, which include all nine of his Super Bowl appearances with the New England Patriots.
“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” Connor Schell, the Senior VP & Executive Producer of ESPN Flims said to Deadline. “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.”
Brady also released a statement about Man In The Arena:
“I’m excited to have my company 199 Productions be in business with ESPN and Disney along with our Religion of Sports partners to launch this new series that gives an inside look into the championship moments I’ve been blessed to experience,” Brady stated.
“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 says the docuseries will be “powerful” and it will have fans on the edge of their seats.