Tom Brady shares teaser of ESPN docuseries coming in 2021
Tom Brady took to Twitter Thursday to share a teaser about an upcoming special about him slated to air on ESPN in 2021.
The docuseries, which will be a nine-part series, is titled, “The Man in the Arena,” which is inspired by a Theodore Roosevelt speech that has motivated Brady throughout his career, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback noted in his tweet.
I have quoted Theodore Roosevelt’s “Man in the Arena” speech since I saw it painted on our weight room wall at UM in 1995. It’s a constant reminder to ignore the noise, buckle my chinstrap, and battle through whatever comes my way.— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) May 21, 2020
Coming 2021 on @espn! pic.twitter.com/nm9SdFYB7D
“Things that I’ve dreamed about have actually come true,” Brady says in part in the trailer. “Things have happened in my life as I’ve kind of hoped they would happen. It’s been — I mean — just a complete evolution, you know, how I just kind of kept fighting and clawing to power forward.
ESPN is working with Brady on production of the nine-part docuseries, and some preliminary details on the scope of the project have been reported.
“The series will be Brady’s first-hand account of the most iconic moments of his NFL career, including each of his nine Super Bowl appearances as quarterback of the New England Patriots,” writes Mike Fleming Jr. of Deadline. “Also in there will be smaller, seemingly insignificant instances that became pivotal events and paved the path of the future Hall of Famer’s journey, which takes a new chapter after his move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.”
Brady’s announcement on the upcoming project comes on the heels of an announcement earlier in the week about how he is partnering with LeBron James on the upcoming Apple TV+ documentary series “Greatness Code.”
Interestingly enough, James also has noted in the past how Roosevelt’s “Man in the Arena” speech has inspired him, even donning a pair of Nike LeBron 17 colorway sneakers that celebrated the words from the 26th President of the United States.
The Man in the Arena. pic.twitter.com/k8I2Xej0YX— SLAM Kicks (@SLAMKicks) October 12, 2019
It’s hardly surprising that ESPN is pursuing this endeavor with Brady given the recent runaway success of the Michael Jordan-centric documenary series, “The Last Dance.” Odds are ESPN has another serious hit on its hands with the Brady project.