ESPN to air Tom Brady documentary; QB's production company to have hand in it

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Tom Brady and his nine Super Bowl trips with the New England Patriots will be the subject a documentary series on ESPN, the network announced Thursday.

The series, titled "The Man in the Arena," is scheduled to air in 2021.

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Each episode will focus on Brady's firsthand accounts of each of his Super Bowl appearances, reflecting on the quarterback's six titles and three defeats on the biggest stage.

"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," Brady said in the ESPN press release.

It is unclear if the series will address controversial topics such as the Patriots' alleged spying on opponents, Brady's involvement with deflating footballs or his relationship with the late Aaron Hernandez.

The series will be produced by ESPN, Gotham Chopra of Religion of Sports and 199 Productions — Brady's production company.

Brady provided the voiceover for a trailer he and ESPN released to announce the coming documentary.

"It's been, I mean, a complete evolution — how I just kind of kept fighting and clawing to continue to power forward," Brady said. "You just keep putting one foot in front of the other and you keep trying to make progress. So when you look at it over 20 years, I think, 'Look how far I’ve come.'"

Brady, now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after 20 seasons in New England, has been more private about his football relationships and time on the field than his contemporaries, despite his success.

The news follows the success of ESPN's 'The Last Dance" documentary chronicling the Chicago Bulls' 1998 NBA championship. The series finished its five-week release May 17.

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