'Tom vs. Time' episode six has been delayed as the series' production team "changed gears" following the Patriots' Super Bowl loss.
The plan for episode six was based around the Patriots winning Super Bowl LII vs the Eagles. Of course, that didn't end up happening, so director Gotham Chopra, Tom Brady, and the rest of the 'Tom vs. Time' team were forced to rethink how to approach the next chapter.
Chopra released a full statement on Facebook explaining why episode six has been put on hold:
Everyone keeps asking me about Chapter 6 of ‘Tom vs Time’ and when it’s going to be ready. The truth is we had a plan, but unconsciously, it was tied to the Pats winning the Super Bowl and, when that didn’t happen (congrats, Eagles!), I felt like we needed to pause and recalibrate.
While we have amazing stuff from the playoff run, Tom’s hand injury and the great comeback in the AFC Championship, once the Super Bowl played out, I started to wonder the relevance of all that other stuff and determined that we really needed one final exit interview with our guy before we could figure out what Chapter 6 was truly going to be about.
This morning, we did that interview. It ran over an hour and we talked about a lot of things. I’m not gonna give anything away … but for curious minds, Tom was both reflective and upbeat, very present and disappointed in last Sunday’s loss, while also gracious toward the Eagles for their impressive victory and already unpacking everything to find the lesson in it.
As a fan, I can say I got some great closure and I hope Tom did too in just talking about it. I can tell he’s burning up still on the inside. But I am also reminded why the guy is the GOAT and it’s all gonna be OK. So, Chapter 6 — ‘Coming Soon!'