Disney XD has picked up a new sports show for kids from ESPN Films and NBA superstar LeBron James called Becoming.
Set to debut on XD later this year, the half-hour series tells the inspiring stories behind some of today’s top athletes and utilizes ESPN Films’ signature 30 for 30 style.
Gentry Kirby and Erin Leyden are producing from Disney-owned ESPN Films with Lebron James, Maverick Carter—and their Akron, Ohio and L.A.-based Springhill Production Company—acting as executive producers.
The first episode of the series features the career trajectory of NBA champion and Olympic gold medalist James himself. The pilot originally aired on ESPN in October.
Connor Schell, Bill Simmons, Libby Geist and John Dahl, the team behind the acclaimed 30 for 30 series, are also executive producing the series.