John Legend and LeBron James to Produce Female-Led LEAN ON ME Series in the Works at The CW

LeBron James and John Legend are set to executive produce The CW's female-led drama series inspired by the film "Lean on Me," according to Variety.

"Lean on Me" will be led by Wendy Calhoun, who will write and executive produce. Calhoun served as a consulting producer for ABC's "Station 19." Her past credits include "Empire," "Nashville," "Justified," and "Revenge."

In the series, spirited young black teacher Amarie Baldwin scores the principal job at an Akron, Ohio, public high school. She must dig deep to transform a failing campus into an urban oasis. In a time when education and school safety have life-or-death stakes, Amarie will take on a broken system that tests her mettle, love life and family.

The "Lean on Me" film was released in 1989 and was loosely based on the true story of high school principal Joe Louis Clark, who became infamous for his disciplinary methods at Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey.

Read the original article on Variety.

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