A scripted series inspired by the Netflix sports docuseries “Last Chance U” is in development at Spectrum Originals, TheWrap has learned.
“Friends” alum Courteney Cox is attached to executive produce and star in the project, which is inspired by the life of Brittany Wagner, the East Mississippi Community College academic advisor featured on the first two seasons of the show.
Michael Strahan will also executive produce via his SMAC Entertainment banner.
In her two seasons on “Last Chance U,” Wagner became a breakout character as the remote junior college’s beloved counselor known for her patient and nurturing ways with the often-unprivileged and troubled young football stars. She has since formed her own consulting company to work with athletes, coaches, school districts and companies, assisting in academic endeavors and life skills.
“Last Chance U” is about to enter its fourth season on July 19, centering on the football program at Independence Community College and Jason Brown, its embattled head coach. It is a Netflix production in association with Condé Nast Entertainment, Endgame Entertainment and One Potato Productions.
Deadline first reported the news.