According to The Hollywood Reporter, Audience Network will soon debut a docuseries featuring Tom Brady, the quarterback for the New England Patriots and Michael Strahan, NFL Hall of Famer. The six-episode docuseries is titled Religion of Sports and will explore many of the unique examples of sports’ cultural and spiritual effect on people all around the world.
The series, which was created by Brady, Strahan, and filmmaker Gotham Chopra. The executive producers of Religion of Sports includes Strahan, Brady, Christopher Long, Bart Peters, Constance Schwartz-Morini, Martin Desmond Roe and Chris Uettwiller Each episode will be an hour long and will examine some examples of how many sports influence and inspire societies and cultures in a way that goes beyond entertaining crowds.
Some of the episodes will showcase NASCAR events, the Calgary Stampede and the rise of UFC and MMA fighting. In a statement, Brady said “I’ll never forget watching The Catch in Candlestick Park with my dad, “I was 4 years old, in awe of it all. In a lot of ways, I’ve dedicated my life to replicating that feeling. Now, playing on the same stage as my childhood idols, I’m fortunate to have a pretty unique perspective on football and the sports world. I can think of no better vehicle than Religion of Sports to share some of what I’ve learned and dig a little deeper into that feeling, the sort of spiritual experience that sports creates for players and fans alike.”
Strahan added “Growing up in Germany, I never imagined myself to be a professional athlete. At that point, I was a professional fan. Watching the reaction of the country when Germany won the World Cup back in 1990 showed another level of fandom that I had never seen. Sports can be that void that brings everyone together regardless of any barriers socio-economic standing, race and religion. To be a part of this project,Religion of Sports, brings full circle the things that I have learned as a child without even knowing that in some ways, I was having a religious experience. Religion of Sports will be the bridge that connects the passion of religion with the passion of sports.”
The senior vp of original content at AT&T stated “Similar to his father [Deepak Chopra], Gotham’s perspective on the world, specifically the sports world, is vastly different than most, so when he came to me with Religion of Sports, I immediately grasped on to the concept and thought it was a perfect fit for Audience Network.” The upcoming docuseries is Audience Network’s latest sports-themed program. You can watch Religion of Sports on November 15, at 8 p.m.