After the towering ratings success of the Michael Jordan ten-part documentary series “The Last Dance,” ESPN is working with Tom Brady and Religion of Sports on “Man in the Arena,” a nine-episode multi-platform documentary series premiering in 2021.
The focus will be on another GOAT for his sport: Brady himself.
The series will be Brady’s firsthand account of the most iconic moments of his NFL career, including each of his nine Super Bowl appearances as quarterback of the New England Patriots.
Also included will be smaller, seemingly insignificant instances that became pivotal events and paved the path of the future Hall of Famer’s journey, which takes a new chapter after his move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the upcoming 2020 NFL season.
While the present-day Chicago Bulls are making big moves to try to return to NBA relevance, fans will be able to bask in the franchise’s glory days starting tonight with “The Last Dance,” the highly anticipated ten-part documentary series on Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Bulls’ NBA title run.
“The Last Dance” goes behind the scenes to chronicle the entire 1997-98 season, which everyone from Jordan to coach Phil Jackson knew would be the team’s final run together.
With archival footage from the NBA, which received permission to film the team behind the scenes throughout the season, and countless interviews, it’s shaping up to be the definitive look at the team that dominated the 1990s.
The first two episodes of “The Last Dance” premiere tonight on ESPN at 9:00 pm ET (6:00 pm PT).
If you’re missing the NCAA tournament, “The Scheme” will make you less wistful — or at least, provide a reminder of big-money college basketball’s grimy underbelly, exploring a corruption scandal that makes the NCAA look bad, and actually makes the FBI look worse.
Sports fans should be familiar with the broad strokes of “The Scheme,” which focuses on the two-year FBI undercover investigation that exposed a plot to bribe assistant college basketball coaches to steer players to a management company run by 26-year-old Christian Dawkins.
Four coaches were arrested, involving universities that included USC, Arizona, Auburn, and Oklahoma State.
CrossFit fans might be frustrated that they’re stuck at home with most gyms across the country closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but their spirits will surely lift when they find out they’re getting an early gift.
The Buttery Bros—the documentary team behind some of the best-received films about the sport, such as “Fittest on Earth: The Story of the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games” and “Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness”—have announced that they’ve released their new film, “The Fittest,” earlier than expected.
More people summit Mount Everest in an afternoon than have made it from Anchorage to Nome on a bicycle,” says the summary of “Safety to Nome,” a documentary that follows participants of the 2017 Iditarod Trail Invitational (ITI) in Alaska.
The ITI is the human-powered equivalent of the Iditarod, in which participants travel the legendary 1,000-mile course via fat bike, foot, or skis instead of a dogsled.
And the filmmakers do not for a second let you forget just how difficult this is—which makes “Safety to Nome” both incredibly fun to watch and an excellent meditation on why outdoors people like to do nearly impossible things.
One year after “Free Solo” won the best documentary feature Oscar and a month after “The Cave” was nominated for it, another project from National Geographic Documentary Films could be headed for awards season attention.
“Torn” — like “Free Solo,” a documentary feature that illustrates the risks and rewards of extreme climbing by chronicling the experiences of some of the world’s greatest extreme climbers — is now in post-production and will be released in theaters later this year.
The film marks the directorial debut of Max Lowe, who turns his lens on his own family as the body of his father, legendary climber Alex Lowe, is located 17 years after his death in an avalanche on the Himalayan peak Mount Shishapangma, alongside that of his cameraman and fellow climber David Bridges.
Renowned mountaineer Conrad Anker, Alex’s best friend and climbing partner, miraculously survived the avalanche, and went on to marry Alex’s widow and helped to raise his three sons, including Max.