Series will premiere in fall 2014
LeBron James is now officially on team Starz.
The comedy series that the NBA all-star is executive producing, “Survivor's Remorse,” has been given a series order by the cable network. There are no plans at this time for James to appear in the series, which premieres this fall.
The series is set in the world of professional basketball and explores the comedy and drama of an experience that everyone reads about, but few understand – what truly happens when you make it out.
“Survivor's Remorse” follows Cam Calloway, a basketball phenom in his early 20's who is suddenly thrust into the limelight after signing a multi-million dollar contract with a professional basketball team. 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.
James is executive producing, along with Tom Werner. Mike O'Malley, (“Shameless,” “Glee”) is writing the project, as well as executive producing.
“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.
The series will film in Atlanta.