LeBron James will be the executive producer for a new Starz sitcom entitled Survivor’s Remorse, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
The show centers around a theme that LeBron is quite familiar with - people who make it big after getting out of the inner city and try to adjust to the fame while dealing with feelings of guilt for having made it while peers are still struggling. The half-hour sitcom will chronicle the lives of two Philadelphia natives.
LeBron will be working with his longtime business partner and childhood friend Maverick Carter, as well as with Tom Werner, part-owner of Fenway Sports group and former executive producer of classic shows such as The Cosby Show, Roseanne and That ’70s Show. Actor Mike O’Malley will also be an executive producer on the project.
LeBron signed a deal with Fenway Sports Group back in April of 2011 that gave him a minority stake in Liverpool FC (which, along with the Boston Red Sox, is owned by FSG) and promised to partner with Carter’s marketing firm, LRMR Branding & Marketing, to become the exclusive representative for James.
No word on when the show will begin production yet.