If you are one of those people who hates everything about Tom Brady and would enjoy a public shaming of the seven-time Super Bowl winning quarterback, then Netflix has a show for you.
On Tuesday, Variety reported that the streaming service is going to debut a new comedy series called “Greatest Roasts of All Time” or “GROAT”, which will be filmed in 2023. The series will be produced by Brady and his 199 Productions company:
“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’s vice president 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.”
Producing the show along with Tom Brady and his company will be roast show legend, Jeff Ross. The long-time comedian rose to fame over the last decade as being a featured and popular guest on celebrity roasts put together by the Friars Club, Comedy Central, and on the Netflix series “Historical Roasts.” His mean-spirited digs at various celebrities have led his fans and supporters to dub him “The Roast Master General.”
Brady will return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2022 for what many expect to be his last season in the NFL. In February, the 44-year-old stunned the sports world when he announced his retirement form the league after a Pro Bowl season in 2021, which included him leading the league in touchdown passes. However, a month later he walked back his decision and chose to return to the NFL for his 22nd season.
The Netflix show is just another expansion of Brady’s brand into the world of media and entertainment. Earlier this month, it was announced that Brady had come to terms on a deal with FOX Sports to be the network’s top on-air analyst once he retires from the league. The deal will reportedly pay Brady $375 million over 10 years, which would be more than what he earned during his playing career.