How to watch the Tom Brady documentary series Man in the Arena online

Tom Brady, in his Buccaneers jersey, pointing
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Anyone who wants to watch Tom Brady now has to watch the Tom Brady docuseries Man in the Arena. An interesting retrospective of the living legend's NFL career, each episode focused on one of Brady's trips to the Super Bowl.

Tom Brady: Man in the Arena release schedule and channel

Premiere: The Tom Brady docuseries Man in the Arena debuted on Nov. 16 at 9 p.m. ET. Following episodes debuted on Tuesday nights at the same time.
Finale: Episode 10 of Man in the Arena is set to debut this spring.
Watch in the US — ESPN Plus (opens in new tab)

But now that Brady has finally formally announced made his once-leaked now-official retirement, we're on the road to the Man in the Arena finale. Yes, oddly enough, the series didn't follow its original schedule, which should have seen episode 10 debut on January 18.

Days before Brady would be eliminated from contention for Super Bowl 2022, the series' director Gotham Chopra (of Religion of Sports) announced the delay (opens in new tab). The tweet awkwardly posted on January 18, hours after the finale was supposed to air, stating that the finale is "still in production" and "likely out in Spring." Chopra also quoted Brady, saying "perspective comes with time and space so he wanted that to really reflect on what went down in Tampa last year."

We can't speak for Brady, but this sounds like he knew that his retirement was coming well before we found out on Saturday (Jan. 29). One assumes that the finale will now be altered to show more of how and why Brady came to the decision he would retire.

Here's how to watch the Tom Brady: Man in the Arena documentary series online:

How to watch Tom Brady documentary series Man in the Arena in the U.S.

You can watch all of Man in the Arena on ESPN Plus (opens in new tab). So far, it's aired the first nine episodes of the series, which should still be available on demand, so you can tune in and catch up if you weren't watching already.

Episode 10 doesn't have a release date yet.

ESPN Plus isn't one of our picks for the best streaming services, but we can see how some fans (especially those who watch UFC) would rank it higher than Disney Plus, out of necessity. 

ESPN Plus (opens in new tab)

You're gonna need ESPN Plus (opens in new tab) for Tom Brady's documentary series Man in the Arena. Also the home of boxing, UFC and other sports, ESPN Plus costs $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year, and is available in the Hulu + Disney Plus bundle. Make sure you check our ESPN Plus promo codes (opens in new tab) page for any coupons and discounts. 

Can you watch Man in the Arena in the U.K. or anywhere outside of the US?

This is where we, much like Tom Brady in the 2022 playoffs, have a problem. ESPN Plus isn't available outside of the U.S..

While other ESPN-based documentary series (such as The Last Dance) were on Netflix internationally, that doesn't seem to be the case here.

It seems like international audiences will be waiting for this. 

How to watch Man in the Arena in Canada

Previously, Man in the Arena episodes have aired on TSN (opens in new tab) for our neighbors in the great white north. This means Man in the Arena episode 10 is likely to debut there as well. TSN can be added onto your TV package.

Henry T. Casey
Senior Editor

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.