[TV] Starz Teaming With LeBron James For Survivor's Remorse Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.03.2013
A new comedy series...
Coming Soon reports that Starz Chief Executive Officer Chris Albrecht announced a partnership with LeBron James, Tom Werner, Mike O'Malley, Maverick Carter and Paul Wachter for a half-hour scripted comedy series called Survivor's Remorse.
Here's a synopsis: The series will explore the complexity, comedy and drama of an experience that everyone reads about, but few understand – what truly happens when you make it out. Through a combination of God-given talent and north Philly grit, Cam Calloway and Reggie Vaughn have achieved fame and fortune that neither could have imagined growing up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Philadelphia But success comes with its own challenges, and the cousins and confidantes wrestle with the rewards of money, stardom, love, and occasionally, the guilt of having "made it."
Albrecht said: "We are incredibly excited at Starz to work with such a deep bench of talented storytellers to develop 'Survivor's Remorse.' Everyone involved brings something unique to the table – from Tom Werner's legendary television success to LeBron's extraordinary life experiences and point of view. We hope that 'Survivor's Remorse' will bring the humor, pain and complexity of these characters to life in a way that is honest and compelling for audiences worldwide."
James and Carter have been working with Werner since 2011, when they worked with Fenway Sports Group (FSG), one of the largest sports, media and entertainment companies in the world. Werner is the chairman of FSG, which owns soccer's Liverpool Football Club and baseball's Boston Red Sox. Wachter, an LA-based financial advisor, has been business partners with James and Carter since 2004 and with Werner since he sold the Padres as his investment advisor in 1995. James, Werner and Mike O'Malley will executive produce. O'Malley (consulting producer and writer on Shameless, actor in Glee, Justified and My Name Is Earl) is also a writer.
James said: "I have a deep passion for the amazing television being created right now. I love 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Magic City,' 'Scandal' and '24.' When my business partners Tom Werner and Maverick Carter brought up the idea of creating a television series that would capture the story of what happens when you make it out, I jumped at the chance. For Maverick and I even to be where we are right now, given where we came from, is kind of hard to believe. I felt like it was a story that needed to be told, and nobody can craft a story like Tom Werner. He has an incredible vision for television and I'm really excited to partner with him and the rest of our team."