LeBron James and Ben Simmons share same interests, and the king of basketball will now produce a NBC comedy based on Simmons’ life. Nice.
LeBron’s media company SpringHill Entertainment is teaming up with Sixers star Ben Simmons in order to produce the latest NBC comedy based on the Sixer’s life, as confirmed by Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva.
The comedy will be called “Brotherly Love,” and Kourtney Kang and LeBron James will be the executive producers.
“Written by Kang’s brother, Patrick Kang, and Michael Levin, Brotherly Love is inspired by the life of Ben Simmons and 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,” Andreeva wrote.
Kourtney Kang and LeBron James, and Maverick Carter will be the executive producers, and Patrick Kang and Michael Levin will be co-executive producers. The show features Ben Simmons and his brother Sean Tribe as consulting producers. SpringHill has a deal with Warner Bros., and the studio is set right there.
This is the latest project of LeBron’s SpringHill Entertainment. The company has a rich TV series portfolio, including game show “The Wall” on NBC, “The Shop” on HBO, “Do or Dare” on Facebook Watch and the docu series “Warriors of Liberty City on Stars.” The company is also producing reality series “Million Dollar Mile” on CBS and limited scripted series “Madam C.J. Walker.”
LeBron James is just warming up. His new deal with the Los Angeles Lakers brought him closer to the world of entertainment, and we’ll sure see a lot more than this. King James is successful both on and out the court. He’s definitely working on something new, and let’s just keep that as a surprise.