- Facebook is in talks with Cristiano Ronaldo over a reality show, according to Variety.
- The proposed 13-part series will follow the soccer superstar off the field and could earn him $10 million.
- American footballer Tom Brady will be involved in the project through his company Religion of Sports.
It’s always the Cristiano Ronaldo show when the Real Madrid star takes to the field. But now the soccer superstar is reportedly in talks to be the main man in a reality show off the pitch.
According to Variety, Ronaldo is in discussion with Facebook over starring in a 13-part documentary series about his life, which could earn the Portuguese athlete $10 million (£7.6 million).
The show would be a huge coup for Facebook Watch, and the talent behind the camera isn’t bad either. Variety said the show will be made by Religion of Sports, a sports media firm cofounded by Tom Brady, alongside Matador Content and Dirty Robber. Powerful talent agent CAA is “packaging” the project.
Sources told Variety that Ronaldo’s show could follow a similar format to Brady’s Facebook Watch series “Tom vs Time,” which follows the New England Patriots star both on and off the field. The show debuted in January and runs to six episodes, with its most-watched episode racking up 12 million views.
Facebook declined to comment. CAA and Religion of Sports also declined to comment when contacted by Variety.
Ronaldo is the most popular athlete on Facebook, with more than 120 million followers on his official page. He has just returned from the World Cup, where he starred for Portugal, and there is speculation that he could leave Real Madrid for Italian side Juventus.