Tom Brady and ESPN+ have teamed up for Man in the Arena: Tom Brady, a 10-episode first-hand look into the life and career of the legendary quarterback. Brady will give a first-hand account of his Super Bowl wins and milestones from his 20+ year career in the NFL.
“Man in the Arena is more than a series of career highlights compiled together,” said Brady. “This series shows what an incredible journey it has been for me these past 22 years and the incredible people that have impacted me on this amazing ride. It is an inside look into how this journey has helped shape me into the man I am today.”
The series is scheduled to premiere on Tuesday, November 16, at 9 P.M. ET on ESPN+. New episodes will be released weekly on Tuesdays with the 10th episode dropping at a later time. Each episode will give fans an insight into every single one of Brady’s Super Bowl appearances, beginning with Super Bowl XXXVI when he first took over as a starter, and the preparation and moments that led up to them, plus the reflection of hindsight.
Subscribers to ESPN+ can watch Man in the Arena: Tom Brady starting at $6.99 per month or $69.99 annually. Upgrade to the Disney Bundle, which includes ESPN+, Hulu, and Disney+ at a discounted price of $13.99/mo for Hulu (Ad-Supported) or for $19.99/mo. with Hulu (No Ads).
Brian Lockhart, senior vice president, ESPN+ Original Content and ESPN Films: “Tom Brady went from being selected 199th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft to leading one of the greatest dynasties in sports, and he still isn’t done. That’s just the kind of story we love to tell: one that’s epic and sweeping on one hand, and human and complex on the other. That combination of big stars and teams, new reporting, and nuanced drama is what we do best at ESPN, and we know our fans will appreciate a look inside as Man in the Arena unfolds every week on ESPN+.”
Gotham Chopa will serve as director for the ESPN, Religion of Sports, 199 Productions, and NFL Films co-produced series.
“Tom Brady has been a dominant force in the NFL, and in the broader culture, for two decades now. No player in recent memory has been more analyzed or debated, more beloved or reviled,” said director Gotham Chopra. “Man in the Arena is an examination of his impact on and off the field, and I’m eager for that discussion to continue around the series.”
The series will feature key figures from on and off the field from the 7-time Super Bowl winner’s life. Family members such as Julie Brady, Maureen Brady, and Nancy Brady; teammates and members of the Patriots organization Tedy Bruschi, Drew Bledsoe, Julian Edelman, Alex Guerrero, Rob Gronkowski, Rodney Harrison, Willie McGinest, Lawyer Milloy, Randy Moss, Bill O’Brien, Richard Sherman, Mike Vrabel, Wes Welker, and Vince Wilfork; opponents Michael Strahan and Peyton Manning, and his wife Gisele Bündchen will provide insight throughout the series.
Check out the trailer below.
Each week after the show airs, Tedy Bruschi and Field Yates will host Inside the Arena, a post-show that will air live on ESPN+. The series will have a second companion show, After the Arena, hosted by Shae Cornette, Jason Fitz, and Skubie Mageza, which will stream on the ESPN App and ESPN’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages on the Wednesday evenings after each episode is released. Chopra will host the Emmy Award-winning sports media company Religion of Sports-produced Man in the Arena podcast series, which looks at Brady’s career and the way the sport connects with the world. The podcast will be available as an ESPN Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and wherever podcasts are available on November 16.