EXCLUSIVE: After a towering rating success on the Michael Jordan 10-part documentary The Last Dance, ESPN is working with Tom Brady and Religion of Sports on Man In the Arena, a nine-episode multi-platform series coming in 2021. The focus will be on another GOAT for his sport: Brady himself.
The series will be Brady’s firsthand account of the most iconic moments of his NFL career, including each of his nine Super Bowl appearances as quarterback of the New England Patriots. Also in there will be smaller, seemingly insignificant instances that became pivotal events and paved the path of the future Hall of Famer’s journey, which takes a new chapter after his move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Here’s the trailer:
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The series is being co-produced by ESPN along with Brady’s new company 199 Productions and Gotham Chopra for Religion of Sports. The series will be shepherded by the original content team under Connor Schell, the Executive VP, Content for ESPN who is a veteran of the network’s superb 30 for 30 series, and executive producer of The Last Dance as well as the upcoming Bruce Lee docu Be Water.
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