NBC is giving Ben Simmons’ childhood the small-screen comedy treatment, courtesy of LeBron James.
The network has handed a script commitment plus penalty to “Brotherly Love,” a single-camera comedy inspired by Simmons, from James and former “Fresh Off the Boat” co-executive producer Kourtney Kang.
Here’s the official logline for the project: Inspired by the life of NBA Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons, “Brotherly Love” centers on a unique sibling relationship within a multi-ethnic family. Together, they pursue their dreams while navigating life in the spotlight in Philadelphia, a passionate city where sports is in your blood, and your blood is always boiling.
Kourtney Kang executive produces alongside James and Maverick Carter under their SpringHill Entertainment banner. Kang’s brother, Patrick Kang, and Michael Levin write and are co-executive producing. Meanwhile, Simmons and his brother Sean Tribe will be consulting producers.
“Brotherly Love” hails from Warner Bros TV.
Simmons was born in Australia to an interracial couple, his Australian mother and his American pro basketball player father. The couple raised their two children, including Simmons, along with four half-siblings, including Tribe.