Quick Hits: Lebron + Coogler = Space Jam 2? Kenan Gets A TV Show & More!


This week was another busy week in news and accomplishments for many creators for The Culture so here are some quick hits highlighting some of the things you might’ve missed.


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The forever-rumored Space Jam 2 starring Lebron James is finally becoming a reality. And none other than record-breaking Black Panther, director Ryan Coogler will produce the film. Terence Nance, who created HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness will direct. Production on the film is slated to begin after the 2018-2019 NBA season but no word yet on a release window.


In more Lebron related news, it was announced that his Showtime documentary Shut Up And Dribble will be narrated by former ESPN anchor Jamele Hill. Former because she was too real for the more conservative sports broadcaster. Excellent bounce back for Hill and her joing the documentary lends even more gravitas to an already intriguing project. Shut Up And Dribble drops in October.


Mr. Saturday Night Live and Emmy award winner Kenan Thompson is getting his own scripted sitcom on NBC. The show is titled Saving Larry and centers around Thompson as a single father that after his wife dies, has to become both mother and father to his kids all with his overbearing father-in-law hovering over him. Thompson will co-executive produce with his SNL boss Lauren Michaels. Thompson is the longest-running SNL cast member ever logging 15 seasons on the show and he has consistently put in great work so a sitcom star-turn is well deserved.


And finally ABC is developing an untitled drama from writer-producer Nkechi Carroll of Rosewood fame. Written and co-executively produced by Carroll, the drama centers on recently divorced and unemployed Chelsea Barnum, who is looking for a fresh start. She packs up her kids and moves from the big city to a small town in North Carolina to become the new police chief and is shocked to find a criminal justice system run entirely by women of color. The women come together to revolutionize crime and punishment while restoring hope, community and compassion to a town that desperately needs it. Sounds unique and timely and definitely deserves to make its way onto the small screen.



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