One other main sports activities docuseries is within the works, and this one has some main star energy behind it.
Lakers star LeBron James and his SpringHill Firm is in talks with Peyton Manning‘s Omaha Productions and Barack and Michelle Obama’s Larger Floor for a collection that might comply with skilled basketball gamers, a supply aware of the discussions confirms to The Hollywood Reporter. The format would convey the identical method to the NBA that Omaha’s Quarterback delivered to the NFL.
The NBA can also be anticipated to be concerned within the present, a lot as NFL Movies is a companion on Quarterback. The Wall Avenue Journal, which first reported the information, says that the present will doubtless finish on Netflix, the place Larger Floor has a first-look deal, and the place Quarterback emerged as a profitable addition to the style earlier this yr.
It’s not instantly clear which gamers the collection would comply with, although different collection have tried to comply with a mixture of superstars and lesser-known gamers.
SpringHill, based by James and Maverick Carter, raised money from RedBird, Nike, and Epic Video games in 2021 at a $725 million valuation, and inked first-look offers with Disney and Common for scripted TV and movies, respectively. The corporate, which was behind the House Jam reboot, amongst different media initiatives, has additionally served as a media incubator for different athletes, together with tennis star Naomi Osaka.
Manning’s Omaha is behind the ESPN Manningcast Monday Evening Soccer alternate telecast, and Peyton’s Locations, along with Quarterback. The corporate raised cash from Peter Chernin’s North Highway Firm earlier this yr. The corporate is engaged on season two of Quarterback, although the QBs it can comply with are but to be revealed.
Larger Floor has a movie and TV take care of Netflix, and a podcast take care of Audible. The corporate has discovered success with its documentaries, with its newest acquisition, American Symphony, seen as an Oscars contender.
The sports activities docuseries style, whereas not a brand new format, has seen a resurgence lately thanks partly to Netflix, which has seen collection following the lives of Method 1 drivers (Drive to Survive) and PGA Tour golfers (Full Swing), to not point out stars like Patrick Mahomes (Quarterback) and David Beckham (Beckham) rise to the highest of its streaming charts.