Tom Brady Documentary 'Man in the Arena' Announced for 2021 Release by ESPN

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMay 21, 2020

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks to the sideline after throwing an interception late in the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans in Foxborough, Mass. Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn says the NFC South “is turning into Quarterback South.” Tom Brady's arrival has raised the stakes. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)
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Following ESPN's success with The Last Dance, the network is set to release another documentary series about a player who has dominated his sport: Tom Brady.

Brady narrated a trailer for Man in the Arena, which will be released in 2021:

The nine-episode series will feature firsthand accounts from the veteran quarterback as he discusses his entire career, according to Mike Fleming Jr. of Deadline.

Brady provided further details about the upcoming series:

"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. This compelling and powerful show will entertain, inspire and have you on the edge of your seat. We can't wait to share it with the world."

Like Jordan, Brady's resume is unmatched in his sport.

The 42-year-old won six Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, adding 14 Pro Bowl selections and three MVP awards across his first 20 years in the NFL.

The biggest difference is Jordan's documentary came out 17 years after his playing career ended, 22 years after the 1997-98 season that served as the focal point of The Last Dance. Brady is still active and will begin a new chapter of his career this season after signing a free-agent deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Still, ESPN will look to capitalize on the success of its latest series, which was the most watched documentary ever with an average of 5.6 million views per episode, per Frank Pallotta of CNN.com.

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