Starz is venturing into the unscripted space with the premium cable network green-lighting four new docu-series, including one produced by NBA super star LeBron James and one that deals with the hip hop culture. The network’s vice president of original programming, Patrick McDonald, will oversee all four projects reports Variety.
“Warriors of Liberty City” explores Liberty City – a crime-ridden neighborhood in Miami, that is arguably the NFL’s largest football factory. The series follows a season with the Liberty City Warriors, a youth football program founded by an unlikely mentor: Luther Campbell, better known as Uncle Luke from the 2 Live Crew. The series is executive produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, as well as Luther Campbell.
“The Field” explores hip-hop and socio-political culture through the eyes of a city’s most prolific characters. The docu-series is spearheaded by Worldstar Hip Hop and Mass Appeal. It will be executive produced by Worldstar’s Javier Sang and Ed Dwyer, alongside Sacha Jenkins and Peter Bittenbender of Mass Appeal with Douglas Banker of Five All in the Fifth Entertainment. This series will have an eye for maintaining the legacy of Worldstar Hip Hop late founder Lee “Q” Odenat, who was instrumental with the project’s creation and development.