After LeBron James won his second NBA championship and second Finals MVP this year, he talked about the improbability of his story – ascending to world fame despite growing up with challenge after challenge in the inner city.Now James plans to explore that theme as part of "Survivor's Remorse," a new show he's developing with Starz according to several media reports on Sept. 3.
While he won't star in the half-hour sitcom, he'll be one of the executive producers of the show – along with buddy Maverick Carter. The show will explore the lives of two men from the streets who attain fame -- one is an NBA star and one is not -- and how they deal with friends and families in the wake of that success.
Tom Werner, actor Mike O’Malley and Paul Wechter will also be executive producers. O’Malley is also the shows writer. Werner, James and Carter have worked together since 2011. They are part of Fenway Sports Group, and Werner is the chairman of the organization, which combines sports, media and entertainment. W
The show is not based on either James or Carter’s life, it uses fictional characters and fictional situations according to Carter. The show takes place in North Philadelphia.
While the show is not an autobiography, Werner admitted the inspiration of the show came started in part with conversations he had with Carter, and later James, about their lives.
“Survivor Remorse” is in the development stage but there is no firm timetable to air on Starz.
The show should have a good following to start with and it will be up to the writers and producers to keep the audience’s attention. The show is expected to tackle hard hitting issues similar to “Roseanne”.