Emphasis on the word “Teaser,” because this show’s nothing of the actual series itself, as you will see for yourself.
STARZ upcoming half-hour scripted comedy series “Survivor’s Remorse” from LeBron James, Tom Werner, Mike O’Malley, Maverick Carter and Paul Wachter, is set in the world of professional basketball and explores the comedy and drama of an experience that everyone reads about, but few understand – what truly happens when you make it out. The story follows Cam Calloway, a basketball phenom in his early 20’s who is suddenly thrust into the limelight after signing a multi-million dollar contract with a professional basketball team in Atlanta. Cam, along with his cousin and confidant Reggie Vaughn, move to Georgia to start Cam’s journey to success. The two confront the challenges of carrying opportunistic family members and their strong ties to the impoverished community that they come from. Cam, Reggie and a group of supporting characters wrestle with the rewards and pitfalls of stardom, love and loyalty.
Jessie T. Usher has been cast in the role of Cam Calloway, Ronreaco Lee has been cast as Reggie Vaughn, Erica Ash has been cast as M-Chuck, the sister of Cam Calloway, and Tichina Arnold has been cast as Cassie, Cam’s mother. They join Teyonah Parris who was cast as Reggie’s wife Missy.
Mike O’Malley, consulting producer and writer on “Shameless” and Emmy-nominated actor for his role on “Glee,” will serve as executive producer and writer. LeBron James will serve as an executive producer along with Tom Werner.
This will be the second new series with a starring black cast that STARZ greenlit this year – the other being the 50-Cent produced “Power,” which stars Omari Hardwick, currently running.
The series is shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, for a 6-episode first season debuting in the fall of 2014.