The life of former NBA star Baron Davis will loosely translate onto the small screen via an upcoming show on Fox. The series will be a single-camera comedy from 20th Century Fox TV and the Walcott Co.
Written and executive produced by Courtney Lilly (“The Cleveland Show,” “Guys with Kids”), the plot finds inspiration in Davis’ adolescence. Like the hoops star, the lead character hails from South Central, Los Angeles and earns a scholarship to an illustrious suburban school; in that lies the challenge of balancing opposing worlds. Davis, of course, attended posh Santa Monica private school, Crossroads.
Davis will also executive produce the series along with Kate Gordon and Max Winkler, Jake Johnson and Mary Lee of The Walcott Company.
After ending a 13-year NBA career, Davis, who is repped by WME, earned his Hollywood chops hosting Esquire reality shows How I Rock It and Alternate Route, while producing in TV and film. He works among well-seasoned peers, as Johnson is repped by UTA, 3 Arts and Jackoway Tyerman; Winkler is with CAA, Management 360 and Jackoway Tyerman. Making the cypher complete is Lilly, who’s with UTA and Shuman Co.
Stay tuned for more information about the show.