The series will follow the NFL from its inception in 1920 to current day, and is repeatedly eyed to run over multiple seasons. While no writer is currently attached, Favreau and Misher pitched the series to several outlets and are seeing offers submitted by networks including NBC, Fox and A&E/History, says the report.
The news comes at a time where the NFL is at the center of a wave of controversy. In recent weeks, the league has made headlines for the handling of the Ray Rice domestic abuse situation, casting a spotlight on commissioner Roger Goodell and others.
Favreau most recently directed the small-budget “Chef,” which earned $45.9 million worldwide, while Misher produced last year’s “Carrie.”
WME reps the NFL. Favreau and Misher are repped by CAA.