Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets and LeBron James’ and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment are teaming on the docuseries that will follow James’ journey as he launches “I Promise School” — a new public school dedicated to supporting at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.
The series will chronicle the first-year trials of the LeBron James Family Foundation as it navigates the local public school system in an attempt to build a unique educational environment for children who are falling behind and in danger of falling through the cracks.
Audiences will follow along as the Foundation partners with the Akron Public Schools, as James tries to improve lives in his community.
The series will also spotlight the dedicated educators, mentors, and community partners committed to establishing a new approach to education and creating an innovative curriculum supports its students and their families.
This partnership will build upon James’ education initiatives that have supported more than 1,200 students with resources, mentorship, career exploration experiences and the opportunity to earn full, four-year college scholarships.
“What LeBron has accomplished on the court pales in comparison to the lasting effects he is having on the young people of Akron,” said Spurlock, in a statement. “I am honored to be able to share this journey with him, as well as with parents, fans and teachers around the world.”
Last week, it was announced that James would be serving as an EP for a new eight-part series about a group of students learning about the game of life through basketball. Greenlit by YouTube, Best Shot features former NBA point guard Jay Williams playing mentor to the high schoolers.