A Julian Edelman Documentary Is Coming to Showtime
FOXBOROUGH - Boston sports lore is well-suited to dramatic documentary filmmaking. One of my favorite documentaries Four Days In October, a documentary from ESPN in the first season of their classic series 30 for 30, which chronicles the 2004 ALCS when the Boston Red Sox came back from a three games to zero deficit to defeat the New York Yankees, en route to their first World Series title in eighty-six years.
The New England Patriots are no strangers to nonfiction storytelling either, with Tom Brady's Emmy-winning Facebook series, Tom vs. Time. Now, another instrumental figure in the Patriots organization is receiving a documentary of his own, but it is definitely going to take a different angle than Tom vs. Time did.
Few Patriots players have stories like Julian Edelman does. A quarterback in college who was drafted by the Patriots and turned into a receiver, despite lacking the stature, Edelman made a name for himself as one of Brady's go-to targets. Eventually, he became a crucial piece of two Super Bowl titles before a knee injury sidelined him for an entire season. Later suspended for performance enhancing drugs, Edelman eventually made his return and led his team to another championship and a Super Bowl MVP trophy of his own. Pretty remarkable, right?
Soon, we'll be getting a more personal take on it, with Showtime and Edelman announcing that 100%: Julian Edelman, a documentary about Edelman's past two seasons, is coming to the network June 28, 2019. The announcement was made in an Instagram post.
In a statement, Edelman said, "If you would have told me when I got hurt two years ago that 100% would be the result, I wouldn’t have believed you." It really is quite remarkable and the premiere of the documentary will be must-see viewing for all Patriots fans."
The documentary also serves as Edelman's first foray into true media production as he and Assaf Swissa, his business partner, have officially started Coast Productions and aim to explore many other genres.
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