LeBron James to co-produce scripted comedy series

LeBron James: 2 percent
LeBron James: 2 percent (Al Bello/Getty Images)

MIAMI – LeBron James will serve as an executive producer for a new, half-hour, scripted comedy series on Starz that will be centered around the world of professional basketball.

CBS News reports James will work alongside Tom Werner, a force behind "The Cosby Show" and "Roseanne," Maverick Carter, Paul Wachter and actor and writer Mike O'Malley, who has been part of "Glee" and "Parenthood."

"Ever since I got cut from the freshman hoop team at Bishop Guertin High School in 1980, I've wanted to write about my love and hatred of basketball," O'Malley said. "Starz has given us great freedom to explore an authentic world inspired by Maverick and LeBron. Tom's legendary TV career and his experiences as a professional sports owner, combined with Paul's wealth of business and entertainment industry relationships, have given this team a truly strong foundation to build a successful series."

The story will follow basketball phenomenon Cam Calloway in his early 20s, who was thrust into prominence after signing a multi-million-dollar contract with a pro team in Atlanta.

While no cast members have been announced, the series is set to shoot in Atlanta and its six-episode first season will air this fall.