LeBron James and Elizabeth Banks to Produce Female-Driven Basketball Drama at NBC
NBC has handed out a script-plus-penalty commitment to Hoops, an hourlong drama executive produced by new LeBron James and Elizabeth Banks, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Hoops, written by Jennifer Cecil, revolves around Stevie Decker, who, after years on the road as both a star player and coach in the WNBA, 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 her homecoming isn't easy, as her career has taken a toll on her family and the school she loves is embroiled in a sex scandal involving her mentor, a legendary former coach.
Cecil will exec produce the drama alongside James and Maverick Carter.
Hoops is just another series in the works for James. He's working on a drama about Madam C.J. Walker for Netflix, an HBO doc on Muhammad Ali, an NBA documentary film series for Showtime, Best Shot for Youtube and Warriors of Liberty City for Starz. James is also working with NBC on Brotherly Love, a sitcom inspired by the life of 76ers rookie of the year Ben Simmons.
Read the original article on The Hollywood Reporter.