Disney+ has ordered an initial 10 episodes of the series. Originally created for Disney XD by ESPN Films, Becoming was spawned from the Becoming pilot that aired in 2014 and told the story of James’ meteoric rise to the top. The revamped docuseries will be made in collaboration with ESPN and feature athletes, musicians, actors, and other celebrities as they visit their hometowns and show how their upbringings and their environments shaped them into who they are today. A few of the featured subjects are Anthony Davis, Caleb McLaughlin, Candace Parker, and Nick Cannon.
Becoming is produced in conjunction with LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson, and Philip Byron from SpringHill Entertainment. They will also collaborate with Spoke Studios executive producers Brent Montgomery and Joe Weinstock in addition to Jordana Hochman and Rebecca Bruno, executive producers for ITV America.
Disney+ will launch in the U.S., Canada, and the Netherlands on Nov. 12, followed a week later with rollouts in Australia and New Zealand on Nov. 19. Along with their massive library of content, Disney+ will feature original Star Wars, Marvel Studios, Pixar, National Geographic and, of course, other Disney films and projects.
This is another notch in the belt of LeBron James’ ever-expanding media empire. He recently announced a major business venture with his business partner, Maverick Carter, to launch a Nike sneaker and e-commerce store. They were responsible for producing The Shop, which initially aired on the company’s website before HBO picked the series up in August 2018. In addition, the Los Angeles Laker player recently released his 17th signature shoe with Nike. He is currently playing in his second season for the Los Angeles Lakers in a quest for another NBA championship.