Basketball stars LeBron James and Ben Simmons are combining to make a comedy television show based on Simmons’ life called Brotherly Love, according to Deadline.
NBC has given a script commitment for the show, which will feature veteran showrunner Kourtney Kang as executive producer.
“Brotherly Love is inspired by the life of Ben Simmons and centers on a unique sibling relationship within a multi-ethnic family,” Andreeva explained. “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.”
SpringHill Entertainment will help produce the show, a company created by James and Maverick Carter. The company also currently produces The Wall on NBC as well as several documentaries on YouTube, Starz and more. LeBron also produces and stars in The Shop on HBO.
Kang has previously served as co-executive producer of Fresh Off the Boat as well as writer-producer of How I Met Your Mother.
By Rob Goldberg