If the world of on-screen entertainment has taught us anything, it’s that a major hit will inevitably spawn sequels, or at least attempts to recreate that magic. And so it is with “The Last Dance,” the enormous success of which seems to have encouraged ESPN to trot out another in-depth docuseries centered around a GOAT-level athlete.
Just one question, though: Is a deep dive into Tom Brady’s career really going to inspire anywhere near the same excitement as Michael Jordan’s recent star turn?
Apparently, the network that brought us the 10-part “Last Dance” to so much acclaim – and boffo ratings – is more than happy to find out. On Thursday, ESPN released a trailer for “Man in the Arena,” a series slated for 2021 that will have nine episodes, one for each of Brady’s appearances in the Super Bowl with the Patriots.
“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 a statement Thursday (via ESPN).