Peyton Manning gets his own NFL show on ESPN
Peyton Manning finally has his own show on ESPN.
According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, Manning will host a 30-episode ESPN documentary which kicks off in July of 2019.
ESPN has announced the 2019 debut of ‘Peyton’s Places.’ It’s a 30-episode documentary hosted by Manning.
Divided into five chapters, the ESPN+ project debuts in July and will be released in six-episode chunks through January 2020.
Peyton Manning to host new ESPN+ original series “Peyton’s Places”
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) April 15, 2019
ESPN Press Room’s Mac Nwulu goes into more detail in the official press release.
‘Peyton’s Places,’ a 30-episode documentary series hosted by legendary quarterback Peyton Manning, is coming to ESPN+.
Peyton will host the football-themed series, revisiting seminal moments in NFL history through conversations with former players, coaches, and other key figures about football history and its cultural impact. The series will be part of the celebration of the National Football League’s 100th season.
Manning, who will serve as the show’s executive producer, said “Peyton’s Places” features the people and places which helped shape the NFL in the past century, per the ESPN press release.
This is a journey through 100 years of history, visiting the people and places that have made the NFL what it is.
From throwing a football off a skyscraper to re-enacting the Immaculate Reception and running Elvis Presley’s football plays, every episode on ESPN+ will surprise even the most die-hard fan.
ESPN announces a 30-episode, five-part series hosted by Peyton Manning https://t.co/AJOrUVq58B
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 15, 2019
Among the prominent highlights of “Peyton’s Places” include:
- Manning and legendary New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath dissecting Super Bowl III coaching film while shooting pool.
- Hall of Fame Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and Manning talking about the evolution of NFL defenses.
- Manning chatting it up with former San Franciso 49ers quarterbacks Joe Montana and Steve Young about “The Catch” and the scarcity of lefty signal callers in today’s game.
- Peyton and brother Eli Manning of the New York Giants discussing the creation of the Vince Lombardi Trophy in the kitchen.
- Manning and ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper, Jr. reviewing the latter’s draft guides over the years.
These are just some of the juicy stories which await die-hard football fans this summer. There’s no better storyteller than the legendary quarterback, Peyton Manning.