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Starz Orders LeBron James-Inspired Half-Hour Scripted Dramedy Series To Be Set In Atlanta

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by Tambay A. Obenson
February 5, 2014 5:40 PM
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LeBron James is setting out to conquer another world, after having done that in the NBA, with 2 back-to-back championships. 

The NBA star is heading to TV as the Starz cable channel has given the green light to a half-hour scripted dramedy series that Sir James is producing with Tom Werner, Mike O'Malley, Maverick Carter and Paul Wachter, titled Survivor's Remorse, which the press release says 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."

The series will obviously lean on LeBron's own real-life experiences as someone who "made it," as well as his point of view. The producers are promising an honest and compelling series that will highlight the humor, pain and complexity to characters we all hear/read about, and whose lives we all watch from a distance.

"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."

LeBron James will serve as an Executive Producer on the series, along with Tom Werner - as in founder of The Carsey-Werner Company which produced some of the most significant television shows of the past generation, including The Cosby Show, Roseanne, and much more!

No ETA yet on the potential series, nor what actors might be in consideration to star.

The series will shoot in Atlanta. Its six-episode first season airs this fall.

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