LeBron James Creating Sitcom Survivor’s Remorse For Starz
LeBron James has conquered basketball — now he’ll try to win in the TV game, too. The NBA superstar is developing a half-hour sitcom called “Survivor’s Remorse” with Starz.
James will executive produce the new series along with actor Mike O’Malley, “Roseanne” and “Cosby Show” mastermind Tom Werner, and James’ longtime friend and business partner Maverick Carter. It will focus on two characters who make it big after growing up poor in North Philadelphia, and how they adjust to living lives far outside the norms of their home community.
James tells the Associated Press, “I think the main thing for me is, first of all, making it out of a place where you’re not supposed to. You’re supposed to be a statistic and end up like the rest of the people in the inner city — [and] being one of the few to make it out and everyone looking at you to be the savior.”
The Miami Heat star grew up in tough circumstances in Akron, Ohio before becoming world-famous as a basketball phenom. He explains, “When you make it out, everyone expects for — they automatically think that they made it out and it’s very tough for a young, African-American 18-year-old kid to now hold the responsibility of a whole city, of a whole community. I can relate to that as well.”