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Spike Lee, John Ridley, Mike Tyson, "Entourage" Creator Team For HBO Black Male-Focused Drama Series

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 22, 2011 at 3:40AM

Well, how about that?!

Well, how about that?!

Spike Lee is teaming with writer John Ridley, Doug Ellin (creator of Entourage) and Mike Tyson to produce a drama series project for HBO titled Da Brick.

To be scripted by Ridley and directed by Spike, the series is described as "a contemporary exploration of what it means to be a young, black man in supposedly post-racial America."

Broad description, yes; but I'm glad it's a TV series, because 1 feature film certainly won't cover it all!

Da Brick is reportedly "loosely inspired" by Mike Tyson’s youth, and will be set in present-day Newark, NJ (aka "brick city," for those in da know; hence, Da Brick).

As Deadline notes, the series, created by Tyson and Ellin was originally billed as "Entourage meets The Wire;" but that idea apparently went out the window when John Ridley and Spike Lee came on-board. And thank goodness for that!

Casting is currently underway... no ETA on when we can expect to see it though.

Color me definitely intrigued!

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