Tom Brady to star in Facebook series about training, family life

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will offer a rare glimpse into his personal life in “Tom vs. Time,” a new digital-only documentary series set to stream on Facebook Watch, according to a press release Tuesday.

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Created by filmmaker Gotham Chopra, the six-part series will show how Brady, 40, prepares himself to play football at a high level at a time when most players are ready to retire. The docu-series will also delve into the notoriously private NFL star’s relationship with his family and other off-field obligations.

“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 statement. “I have been a part of features in magazines, newspapers and TV shows, but I’ve never tried anything like what we decided to do with this docu-series. I hope fans enjoy seeing what we captured. Gotham is a great storyteller. I think he was able to capture the essence of my off-field life and the love I have for the game of football and my family.”

The first episode of “Tom vs. Time” will be released in the near future, according to a representative for Religion of Sports, a media platform co-founded by Chopra and Brady. The representative declined to say exactly when the show would debut.

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The Facebook Watch series will extend Brady’s relationship with the social media platform. The Patriots star runs a popular Facebook page that has more than four million followers.

Aside from Brady’s new series, Facebook has partnered with LaVar Ball and his sons on “Ball in the Family,” a digital reality series that recently kicked off its second season. The social media platform also has agreements in place to live-stream Champions League soccer matches and NCAA basketball games.

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