LeBron James has never hid his ambitions to explore his Hollywood interests, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. He got rave reviews for his performance in the 2015 comedy “Trainwreck,” alongside Amy Schumer and Bill Hader. LeBron’s latest venture is helping produce a fictional show for NBC about a medical doctor with some of the world’s most famous athletes as clients. Joe Vardon of the Plain Dealer provides some details:
James’ SpringHill Entertainment, which counts cable hit “Survivor’s Remorse” and the new CNBC show “Cleveland Hustles” among its projects, will be guided on this unnamed medical drama by renowned sports orthopedic surgeon, Dr. James Andrews.
The show and Andrews’ role as executive consultant were first reported by the Hollywood Reporter. A spokeswoman for James and SpringHill circulated the Hollywood Reporter‘s story confirming all of the information in it.
According to that report, the plot of the show is “when the doctor undergoes a health crisis, it forces him to rethink his approach to medicine with the help of a gifted sports psychologist.”
James and Maverick Carter, who runs SpringHill on a day-to-day basis, will serve as co-executive producers on the new show. Matt O’Neill (Bait & Switch), who recruited Andrews, Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton (Numb3rs) will write the script.
For reference, among Andrews’ countless sports patients were Cavs guard Kyrie Irving in 2015 and Mo Williams last season.
Last summer, SpringHill signed a content agreement with Warner Bros. for TV and film. The new show will be the first on network TV to come from that agreement.