“Tom vs Time,” a six episode docu-series about Tom Brady, will premiere on Facebook Watch at season’s end.
The series follows Brady on and off the field for his 18th season in the NFL as the 40 year old quarterback attempts to win his sixth Super Bowl ring. Episodes will show him preparing for games and spending time with his family.
“I have thought for many years how cool it would be to show fans other aspects of my life and interact with them in a different way,” Brady said in a prepared statement. “The docu-series is intimate, in-depth and more personal than anything I’ve released on my social channels, so I think it will be a great way of extending my reach to people on Facebook Watch.”
The series is being created and developed by Religion of Sports, a media company founded by its executive producers, Tom Brady, Michael Strahan and Gotham Chopra. Chopra is a filmmaker whose work has been featured on Netflix, ESPN, Showtime and other platforms.
“My goal working with Tom — who has truly achieved unprecedented success on the field over the course of the last 18 NFL seasons — was to understand the anatomy of that greatness,” said Chopra.
According to Mark Leibovich of the New York Times, Gillette Stadium and the Patriots’ facilities are barely seen in the documentary. Patriots’ spokesman Stacey James said the team knew a project was in the works and provided Chopra with credentials on a few occasions, but was vague as to how much Bill Belichick and others in the organization knew about the documentary.
The docu-series is another indication of Facebook’s desire to spend money on original sports content. Each episode’s length will fluctuate, but should be around 15 minutes. A specific date for the series’ release is undefined because coverage from the Patriots playoff run will be added.