LeBron James continues to spread his wings across television. Along with his business partner, Maverick Carter, James has produced a basketball documentary for Showtime, a four season Starz sitcom called Survivors Remorse, a Shark Tank-type reality show for CNBC, and “The Wall,” which aired earlier this year on NBC.

Now he’ll be producing a new youth football series called “Warriors of Liberty City,” which will premiere on Starz. The show will be look at a youth football program that is run from one of Miami’s toughest neighborhoods, Liberty City.

According to the official announcement, the series will follow a season with the Liberty City Warriors, a youth football program started by Luther Campbell, aka Uncle Luke from 2 Live Crew.

James tweeted about the show on Friday.

James and Carter will serve as executive producers. Evan Rosenfeld, who is the executive producer of VICE World of Sports, will be the showrunner for the series.

The Liberty City Warriors program was also the subject of a story on VICE.

Liberty City produced NFL stars like Devonta Freeman, Teddy Bridgewater, and Antonio Brown, but the neighborhood is also ridden with crime and poverty. It’s not known when the series will premiere, but according to The Source, it’s expected to launch sometime in 2018.

While James and Carter will helm the series, Starz will retain all distribution and home entertainment rights, meaning the network can air it on TV and also stream it on all of its platforms. In addition, Starz will have the rights to sell the program overseas.

[Variety/The Source]

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