Netflix Announces New Roast Series, First Target Is Tom Brady

On the heels of Netflix floating the idea of getting into new types of livestreaming comedy events, the Associated Press is reporting that the streamer will be launching a series of comedy-roast specials in 2023. NFL quarterback Tom Brady will executive produce the series, titled Greatest Roasts of All Time: GROAT, and also feature in one of the roasts as well.

“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 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.”

As of this writing, it’s unclear whether GROAT will be livestreamed. But, amid huge losses in subscribers and results allegedly negatively impacted by password-sharing, big changes are afoot or at least being discussed publicly. In April, Netflix indicated it is now coming around to the idea of offering an ad-based model to grow its subscriber base and make more money.

In the meantime, check out everything coming to Netflix through to the end of May–including Stranger Things 4: Volume 1 and Vampire in the Garden, over here.

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