World football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly discussing a reality television show with Facebook that could pay him $10 million for 13 episodes.
Variety‘s Todd Spangler and Andrew Wallenstein reported on the intriguing potential partnership, the seeds of which are already planted. That’s because Ronaldo is Facebook’s most popular athlete with over 122 million likes.
The report also states Ronaldo’s show would be modeled off the one New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady does for the social media platform, titled, Tom vs. Time.
Brady’s show has been immensely popular with 52 million views, per Variety, but “Tom Terrific” has only 4.4 million Facebook likes. Despite how great Brady is at the social media game, his popularity is a fraction of Ronaldo’s in terms of followers.
This new Ronaldo series would be part of Facebook Watch, a collection of documentary projects including Brady’s and Ball in the Family, chronicling the lives of patriarch LaVar Ball and his basketball-playing sons, including Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball.
It only seems logical Ronaldo and Facebook would partner up for something like this, and an eight-figure paycheck would certainly sway the 33-year-old if he were on the fence about it.
What should also help this new Cristiano-based show get going is the fact that Facebook, per Variety, already picked up a drama series Ronaldo is producing about a high school girls soccer team in upstate New York.
Ronaldo is coming off an outstanding World Cup performance in which he scored a hat trick and game-winning goal in the first two matches. Portugal lost 2-1 in the knockout phase to Uruguay.