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Disney+, LeBron James team on celebrity origin docuseries “Becoming”

Disney+, the Walt Disney Company’s much-anticipated streaming service, has partnered with executive producer LeBron James for a 10-part cinéma vérité docuseries that will spotlight the career origins of various celebrities. Titled ...
October 28, 2019

Disney+, the Walt Disney Company’s much-anticipated streaming service, has partnered with executive producer LeBron James for a 10-part cinéma vérité docuseries that will spotlight the career origins of various celebrities.

Titled Becoming, the docuseries will examine the genesis stories of world-class entertainers, musicians and athletes with each episode following a famous face back to their hometown to explore how they became the superstars they are today.

The vérité-shot episodes will tour the locations central to each celebrity’s upbringing alongside interviews conducted with and rarely-heard anecdotes from family, coaches, teachers, mentors and friends.

Featured faces in season one of Becoming will include Los Angeles Lakers power forward Anthony Davis, Stranger Things actor Caleb McLaughlin, WNBA and Los Angeles Sparks star Candace Parker and comedian and television presenter Nick Cannon.

Becoming was originally created for Disney XD by ESPN Films. It is produced in association with SpringHill Entertainment’s James (pictured), Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson and Philip Byron.

Spoke Studios’ Brent Montgomery and Joe Weinstock serve as executive producers alongside ITV America’s Jordana Hochman and Rebecca Bruno.

Disney+ will launch in the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands on Nov. 12, followed a week later with roll outs in Australia and New Zealand on Nov. 19.

Photo courtesy LeBronJames.com

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