We mentioned this a little while ago and now its closer to fruition. LeBron “I’m Finna Takeover Hollywood Too” James is linking with longtime famed actor Mike O’ Malley for a comedy series that will air on Starz. Lebron and Mike will both serve as executive producers for the show. Other people involved include Tom Werner, Maverick Carter and Paul Wachter.
The show will be called “Survivor’s Remorse,” and will follows Cam Calloway, a basketball player who is fresh from signing a multi-million-dollar contract with a pro team in Atlanta.
“Ever since I got cut from the freshman hoop team at Bishop Guertin High School in 1980, I’ve wanted to write about my love and hatred of basketball,” O’Malley said. “Starz has given us great freedom to explore an authentic world inspired by Maverick and LeBron. Tom’s legendary TV career and his experiences as a professional sports owner combined with Paul’s wealth of business and entertainment industry relationships have given this team a truly strong foundation to build a successful series.”
According to the Starz, “Cam, along with his cousin and confidant Reggie Vaughn, move to Georgia to start Cam’s journey to success. The two confront the challenges of carrying opportunistic family members and their strong ties to the impoverished community that they come from. Cam, Reggie and an unforgettable group of characters wrestle with the rewards and pitfalls of stardom, love and loyalty.”
The series will shoot in Atlanta and is currently on the bill for six episodes which if they do well will of course be extended to more. Currently, no lead roles or cast members were announced.
Source: CBS News