It’s getting tough to keep track of all the shows that LeBron James is producing.
Just last week it was announced that LeBron James’ media company SpringHill Entertainment has teamed up with Sixers star Ben Simmons to produce a comedy for NBC called “Brotherly Love” based on Simmons’ life. Over the weekend, another new LeBron-produced show for NBC was announced.
According to Variety’s Joe Otterson, LeBron and actress Elizabeth Banks are joining forces to produce a new drama series entitled “Hoops.”
According to Variety: “In the one-hour series, after years on the road as both a star player and coach in the WNBA, Stevie Decker jumps at the chance to return to her alma mater to become the first female head coach of a men’s college basketball team. But coming home isn’t easy as her career took a toll on her family and the school she loves is embroiled in a sex scandal involving her mentor, a legendary former coach.”
LeBron and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment portfolio already includes game show “The Wall” on NBC, “The Shop” on HBO, “Do or Dare” on Facebook Watch and the upcoming docu series “Warriors of Liberty City” on Starz, competition reality series “Million Dollar Mile” on CBS and limited scripted series “Madam C.J. Walker.”
Additionally, LeBron will serve as an executive producer for a new three-part Showtime docu-series titled “Shut Up and Dribble,” which “will examine the changing role of athletes in today’s cultural and political environment.” That series is scheduled to premiere in October.