It was only a matter of time.
ESPN found a smash hit with "The Last Dance," its 10-part documentary series on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. So, why not apply that formula to football's GOAT, Tom Brady?
The network is rolling out a nine-part, multi-platform series in 2021 called "Man In The Arena," which will focus exclusively on the former Patriots quarterback while documenting his nine Super Bowl trips with New England over the last 20 years, according to Deadline.
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Here's the trailer, which Brady tweeted Thursday:
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
The series also promises to highlight "smaller, seemingly insignificant instances" that shaped Brady's career, per Deadline.
Don't expect too many controversial details, though. Brady will be heavily involved in the production process, as the series is co-produced by Gotham Chopra's "Religion of Sports" -- which produced the "Tom vs. Time" Facebook documentary series -- and the QB's recently-created company, 199 Productions.
"I’m excited to have my company 199 Productions be in business with ESPN and Disney along with our Religion of Sports partners to launch this new series that gives an inside look into the championship moments I’ve been blessed to experience,” Brady said in a statement.
"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."
Aside from Brady's role in production, there's another obvious difference between "The Last Dance" and "Man In the Arena:" TB12 is still playing.
The 42-year-old QB is gearing up for his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is on a two-year contract, so it appears we'll have a retrospective on an active NFL player next year.