Tom Brady doc coming next to ESPN after ‘The Last Dance’ success
Sports and a lot of other forms of entertainment have come to a halt due to the global coronavirus pandemic. People were hungry for sports content, and ESPN delivered. It looks like they are about to get at it again.
The Last Dance centered around Michael Jordan’s legendary career over its 10-episode span. According to Rick Porter of The Hollywood Reporter, Brady’s story will be told in nine, to line up with his nine Super Bowl appearances. The title: Man in the Arena. It will air in 2021.
ESPN even tweeted out a trailer for the documentary.
Coming in 2021 …
— ESPN (@espn) May 21, 2020
While waiting until next year to see it seems like a cruel amount of time to wait, the story of Brady’s amazing career should be an immediate success.
By this time, everyone knows much of the story. Brady was taken in the sixth round (199th overall) by the Patriots in the 2000 NFL Draft. For the next 20 seasons, he dominated and became arguably the greatest quarterback of all time. Brady was also part of one of the most dominant dynasties of all time.
Now he’s looking to end his career strong with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after jumping ship this offseason.
While Brady’s story is familiar, there is plenty more to tell — more about his childhood, behind the scenes looks at his personal life and more about that infamous draft and his rise to superstardom.
Like Jordan, Brady is considered the “GOAT” by many. And, like Jordan, he is also a polarizing figure. Due to that, this documentary will likely get as much attention as The Last Dance has over the past month-plus.