NBA star LeBron James will be working with Starz on a new half-hour scripted comedy series titled Survivor’s Remorse. James will join Maverick Carter, Paul Wachter, and Tom Werner (Chairman of the Boston Red Sox) in developing the series and executive producing, with Mike O’Malley signed up to executive produce and write the series.
Starz Chief Executive Officer Chris Albrecht made the announcement, stating: “We are incredibly excited at Starz to work with such a deep bench of talented storytellers to develop Survivor’s Remorse. Everyone involved brings something unique to the table – from Tom Werner’s legendary television success to LeBron’s extraordinary life experiences and point of view. We hope that Survivor’s Remorse will bring the humor, pain and complexity of these characters to life in a way that is honest and compelling for audiences worldwide.”
“I have a deep passion for the amazing television being created right now,” said James. “I love Boardwalk Empire, Magic City, Scandal and 24. When my business partners Tom Werner and Maverick Carter brought up the idea of creating a television series that would capture the story of what happens when you make it out, I jumped at the chance. For Maverick and I even to be where we are right now, given where we came from, is kind of hard to believe. I felt like it was a story that needed to be told, and nobody can craft a story like Tom Werner. He has an incredible vision for television and I’m really excited to partner with him and the rest of our team.”
The series will explore the complexity, comedy and drama of an experience that everyone reads about, but few understand – what truly happens when you make it out. Through a combination of God-given talent and north Philly grit, Cam Calloway and Reggie Vaughn have achieved fame and fortune that neither could have imagined growing up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Philadelphia. But success comes with its own challenges, and the cousins and confidantes wrestle with the rewards of money, stardom, love, and occasionally, the guilt of having “made it.”
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