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Disney XD orders LeBron James sports series

Disney XD has picked up a new sports show for kids from ESPN Films and NBA superstar LeBron James called Becoming.
February 11, 2015

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 Carterand their Akron, Ohio and L.A.-based Springhill Production Companyacting 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.

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Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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