2020 is apparently the year of the sports GOATs. Following the success of The Last Dance, ESPN has just announced the release of a 9-part Tom Brady documentary series entitled Man In The Arena.
This series will chronicle the legendary quarterback’s career, from being the 199th NFL draft pick – an insane bit of universal oversight – to his finest Super Bowl moments. Man In The Arena will also obviously shine a spotlight on his personal life, as is the standard procedure with these kinds of affairs.
This Tom Brady documentary series will be co-produced by his company – 199 Productions. At this moment, it’s unclear how heavily Brady’s involvement will be behind-the-scenes. Although if his approach is anything like Michael Jordan’s in regards to curating the end product, we all know what Ken Burns will have to say.
“Nine Super Bowl appearances over the course of 20 years is an achievement on an unmatched level,” says Connor Schell, Executive Producer of ESPN Films.
“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.”
In addition to Brady’s documentary series, ESPN has recently decided to fast track the release of three (3) brand new 30 For 30 documentaries: one on controversial cyclist Lance Armstrong, another surrounding legendary martial artist/actor Bruce Lee, and finally Major League Baseball stars Sammy Sosa & Mark McGwire.
ESPN’s Man In The Arena is scheduled to air/stream in 2021 – depending on the state of global affairs, it may even coincide with Brady’s debut in a Tampa Bay Buccaneer jersey.
Watch the first teaser trailer below.