LeBron James and Gabrielle Union will executive produce a new comedy series at ABC.
The show is titled White Dave, and will follow a young African-American teenager who grows up in an all-white suburb, but after his mother remarries he is suddenly moved to an all-black neighbourhood. The show is based on David E. Talbert’s life, and he will writing and executive produce.
Talbert is a writer, producer, and director. His work includes, First Sunday, Baggage Claim, Almost Christmas. His latest project is a Netflix Original, El Camino Christmas, written and produced by Ted Melfi (Hidden Figures).
White Dave is one of many TV projects from James and his company, SpringHill. James currently executive produces NBC’s The Wall, and Survivor’s Remorse which is coming to an end after four seasons.
ABC’s comedy slate has been growing and diversifying with each new project. White Dave will be joining an impressive of list of comedies; Modern Family, Black-ish, Fresh Off the Boat, Speechless, and The Mayor.