In case “Man in the Arena” wasn’t enough Tom Brady-era Patriots content for you (and we know it wasn’t), AppleTV+ announced in conjunction with the team on Tuesday that we’re all about to go through the ringer again with dynasty content.
No, not The Ringer.
Brady’s epic retelling of his triumphs, tragedies, and helmet catches can currently be found on ESPN+ and Hulu. It features entire episodes that allow Pats Nation to relive their greatest moments, but … it also features a full hour on each Giants Super Bowl, taking you through the game through Brady’s eyes.
We’re really happy for you but, uh, we’re not watching that.
If you’re the kind of Patriots fan who’s been more selective about your “Man in the Arena” viewing, perhaps you’ll prefer the structure of “The Dynasty,” another 10-part documentary based on Jeff Benedict’s definitive inside look at the franchise that ran the NFL from 2001-2020.
Patriots Docuseries coming from Apple TV+
Sure, “Man in the Arena” got out the door first, following in the wake of Michael Jordan’s “The Last Dance,” but we know there’s also a multi-part Derek Jeter documentary coming out in 2022 that Brady would love to get a leg up on.
Therefore, let’s double it up! More Patriots content for the masses! Brilliant.
According to the press release, this documentary will feature tons of previously-unreleased footage and audio from behind the scenes of the Patriots’ dynasty years. The crew was also given access to the Pats during the 2021 season, their first post-COVID (well, kind of) year without Brady at the helm as a semi-normal team.
Therefore, while “Man in the Arena” was special in its own right, this new series will allow outside filmmakers to craft their own narrative rather than relying on Brady’s point of view, and it will also get viewers an inside look at the future of the franchise Mac Jones in his first year.
For those of us entering Year 3 of kind of, sort of being stuck inside, this sounds like a win-win.