It has been reported that LA Lakers legend LeBron James, NFL hero Peyton Manning, and Barack and Michelle Obama might be joining forces to bring a new project to Netflix.
As reported in The Wall Street Journal, James’s entertainment company, SpringHill, is in talks with Manning’s Omaha Productions to create a show modelled on the latter’s hit Netflix title Quarterback. This would follow the lives of pro basketball players according to those close to the development. Allegedly, the NBA is also involved, as is the Obama’s company Higher Ground.
Led by Omaha, Quarterback followed three NFL quarterbacks following the 2022-2023 season. Manning, the two-time Super Bowl winner, a former quarterback himself, started the media company in 2020.
Other programmes it has to its name include Monday Night Football With Peyton and Eli, an ESPN2 broadcast featuring Manning and his younger brother, Eli, a fellow Super Bowl-winning quarterback.
As for LeBron James, he is going into his 21st season with the Lakers and started SpringHill in 2008 with his friend Maverick Carter. The company’s credits involve the long-awaited Space Jam: A New Legacy, which starred James, as well as Netflix’s Hustle, featuring comedian Adam Sandler.
Notably, The Obamas struck a deal with Netflix in 2018. They have since released American Factory and Becoming, with the latter based on Michelle’s celebrated autobiography. At the end of September, it was also reported that the former President of the United States, Barack, had given production notes on the new Ethan Hawke movie Leave the World Behind.
Watch the trailer for Quarterback below.