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LeBron James’ Springhill Entertainment to produce NBC comedy based on Ben Simmons

From left: Sean Tribe, Michael Levin, Ben Simmons, Patrick Kang, Kourtney Kang [Photo: Deadline]
You can add ‘Brotherly Love’ to the growing list of entertainment content with LeBron James’ name as the producer. Springhill Entertainment, James’ movie production company, will be developing a comedy television show, based on the life of Philadelphia Sixers player Ben Simmons, for NBC.

NBC has ordered a script for the series and will have Kourtney Kang as executive producer. The story was written by Kang’s brother, Patrick Kang, and Michael Levin.

Brotherly Love is inspired by the life of Ben Simmons and centers on a unique sibling relationship within a multi-ethnic family. Together, they pursue their dreams while navigating life in the spotlight in Philadelphia, a passionate city where sports is in your blood, and your blood is always boiling,” Nellie Andreeva of Deadline says.

Simmons who was born and raised in Australia to an Australian mother and his American-born father, who also played professional basketball, will serve as consulting producer for the show in tandem with his brother Sean Tribe.

Brotherly Love will join The Wall as shows produced by James on NBC. James also has The Shop running on HBO, while currently producing a new game show on CBS, and documentaries for HBO and Showtime. He is also producing a Netflix series on the life of Madam C.J. Walker, which will cast Octavia Spencer in a lead role.

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