In the latest example of quarterback-turned-low-key-media-mogul Tom Brady fulfilling his apparent desire to become omnipresent, Gisele Bündchen’s husband will be the first subject of a new series on Netflix.
Following the upcoming NFL season, the 44-year-old quarterback will take some barbs and get ripped by comedians including Jeff Ross during the first episode of the forthcoming Greatest Roasts of All Time: GROAT series.
“To quote my good friend, Marshawn Lynch…‘I’m just here so I won’t get fined,’” Brady, always known for his comedic timing and ability to take a joke, said in a release.
Brady, who is set to produce and act alongside Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Sally Field and Rita Moreno in a football-themed road trip movie called 80 for Brady, will also serve as an executive producer of the series via his production company 199 Productions.
“We can’t wait to burn three-time Super Bowl-losing quarterback Tom Brady, who only went back to the NFL in order to delay this roast,” said Robbie Praw, Netflix VP of stand-up and comedy formats. “In all seriousness, it’s a huge thrill to work with the greatest football player of all time on this project. No one’s better at taking hits and still coming out on top, so we know the roast will be a breeze for Brady.”
In addition to this project, Brady has been the focus of multiple recent series including Man In the Arena and will become a weekly fixture in the broadcast booth when he takes over as the top NFL analyst for Fox once his playing career is over.
Brady, who appeared as himself in Ted 2 in 2015, previously appeared on Netflix in 2019 in the Paul Rudd comedy series Living With Yourself. In Brady’s cameo, he was seen walking out of the Top Happy Spa inside a strip mall in what was perceived by some to be a shot at New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and his involvement with a spa at a Florida strip mall that allegedly distributed illegal sexual services.
Intended as a shot at Kraft or not, Brady’s cameo was actually kind of funny. If the same can be said for Brady’s new project with Netflix once it finally starts taping in 2023, that’ll be an even bigger upset than a sixth-round draft pick who wasn’t a full-time starter in college going on to win seven Super Bowls (and counting).