Surfing on the huge success of The Last Dance devoted to the Bulls dynasty of Michael Jordan, the ESPN channel announced Thursday that it is starting another documentary series about the American football star Tom Brady, six-time winner of the Superbowl . Man In the Arena - Tom Brady will be released in 2021, ESPN said the announcement comes four days after the tenth and final chapter of The Last Dance , which broke the record audience of the channel for a documentary, with an average of 5.9 million viewers.
Available in nine episodes, the documentary will tell the twenty seasons spent by Brady in the New England Patriots, with which he won the NFL championship six times in nine finals. The quarterback who now pursues his career, at 42, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will co-produce the documentary directed by Gotham Chopra. "Through the series, we will define the key moments and challenges that were seemingly insurmountable, but thanks to hard work and perseverance, they have become triumphs defining a career, both in victory and defeat" , a said Brady.
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The latter will also be featured in another seven-part documentary series produced by Apple TV Plus, which will air it on its platform from July 10. The Greatness Code will highlight little-known stories and pivotal moments that have defined the careers of great athletes, to better explain why they became the best in their discipline.
Besides Brady, NBA superstar LeBron James, the world's fastest man Usain Bolt, five-time Olympic champion swimmer Katie Ledecky, surf legend Kelly Slater, double world football champion Alex Morgan, and King of the Shaun White snowboard will therefore each be the subject of an episode.