LeBron James continues his assault on Hollywood. With the cancellation of Surviors Remorse, Starz is still giving James’ production company another show on the network.
According to Variety, the network has green-lit Warriors of Liberty City, a docu-series that explores the Miami, Florida neighborhood of Liberty City, which is arguably the NFL’s largest football factory. The series will follow the Liberty City Warriors, a youth football program headed by famed rapper Luther Campbell aka Uncle Luke from 2 Live Crew.
LeBron James and Maverick Carter will serve as executive producers. Evan Rosenfield will be the series show-runner.
Liberty City was best-known for some of the biggest names in football, including Devonta Freeman, Antonio Brown, Duke Johnson and Teddy Bridgewater. But it’s also a place synonymous with poverty and gun violence, and even more disturbing, in Liberty City, it’s now kids killing kids. Yet in the face of trauma and tragedy, football legends are born.
No date to when the series will air but it’s slated for a 2018 release.