LeBron James Will Produce Philly-Based Sitcom
There’s no way it can have the lasting cultural impact of the theme song of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but it appears LeBron James is producing a sitcom that will be based in Philadelphia. NBC 10 reports he’s developing Survivor’s Remorse, a comedy being developed with Starz.
While he won’t star in the half-hour sitcom, he’ll be one of the executive producers of the show, which will explore the lives of two men from the streets who attain fame — one is an NBA star and one is not — and how they deal with friends and families in the wake of that success.
“I think the main thing for me is, first of all, making it out of a place where you’re not supposed to. You’re supposed to be a statistic and end up like the rest of the people in the inner city — (and) being one of the few to make it out and everyone looking at you to be the savior,” the Miami Heat superstar said in a phone interview last week.
James is developing the show with his longtime friend and business partner, Maverick Carter who is from Philly; Tom Werner, the producer behind classic shows like “Roseanne” and “The Cosby Show”; and actor Mike O’Malley, who will be an executive producer and is the show’s writer. Paul Wachter will also be an executive producer.
“Survivor’s Remorse” could also be about an NBA star’s decision to leave his hometown in Ohio for the bright lights of Miami. Just sayin’.