New England Patriots Dynasty Gets Doc Series Treatment at Apple TV+

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The 10-part series from Imagine Documentaries is based on a best-selling book by Jeff Benedict.

By Rick Porter - February 15, 2022 9:00am

 

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The two-decade run of NFL dominance by the New England Patriots will be the subject of a docuseries at Apple TV+.

The streamer has ordered The Dynasty, which will chronicle the team’s past two decades and the era defined by coach Bill Belichick, quarterback Tom Brady and owner Robert Kraft. The series from Imagine Documentaries and NFL Films is based on Jeff Benedict’s best-selling book of the same name. Matthew Hamachek (HBO’s Tiger, also based on a book co-written by Benedict) will direct.

Benedict spent two years with the Patriots in writing his book, which was published in 2020. The filmmakers behind the Apple series also had access to the team during the 2021 season, the second after Brady left the Pats for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Dynasty will also draw on previously unseen video footage and audio recordings from the team’s archive, and the filmmaking team is conducting “hundreds” of interviews with current and former Patriots players, coaches and executives, per Apple TV+.

The Patriots series is the second high-profile sports documentary Apple TV+ has announced recently. The streaming service will debut They Call Me Magic, about NBA great Earvin “Magic” Johnson, in April.

Hamachek and Benedict will executive produce The Dynasty with Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Sara Bernstein and Justin Wilkes of Imagine Documentaries and Jenna Millman (The First Wave, The Dropout), who was also a producer of Tiger. Miranda Johnson is co-EP.

(Source: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/new-england-patriots-doc-series-apple-tv-plus-1235093722/)

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Jeff Benedict is the bestselling author of sixteen non-fiction books, as well as a television and film producer. His latest book, The Dynasty, is the definitive inside story of the New England Patriots under Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. An instant New York Times bestseller, The Dynasty is the basis of a 10-part documentary series that is being produced by Imagine Documentaries in association with NFL Films for Apple TV+. Jeff is a writer and executive producer for the series. In 2018, Jeff co-wrote the #1 bestseller Tiger Woods and he was an executive producer on the HBO documentary “Tiger” that was based on the book and aired in 2021. The book is currently being developed into a scripted series, which Jeff is executive producing. Jeff is also the executive producer on a documentary based on his book Poisoned for Campfire Studios that will air on Netflix. In 2017, Jeff co-produced “Little Pink House,” a feature film starring Catherine Keener and Jeanne Tripplehorn that was based on his book of the same title. And in 2016, Jeff co-wrote with Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young his critically acclaimed, bestselling autobiography QB: My Life Behind the Spiral. Jeff was also a writer on the NFL Films documentary "A Football Life: Steve Young,” which was based on the book.

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