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Walmart streamer Vudu greenlights “Legacy” from Whistle, Dwyane Wade

Walmart owned pay-per-view VOD service Vudu has greenlit a new original docuseries on star athletes and their families, from entertainment and sports media company Whistle and executive producer and 13-time ...
January 7, 2020

Walmart owned pay-per-view VOD service Vudu has greenlit a new original docuseries on star athletes and their families, from entertainment and sports media company Whistle and executive producer and 13-time NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade.

Legacy is an eight-part series that will follow the lives of several gifted young athletes, all of whom are also the children of famous athletes, including Wade (pictured) and his son Zaire Wade and other children of star athletes, including Evan and Elijah Holyfield and Vashti Cunningham, among others.

The series will be directed by Jonathan Hock, with Mark Ciardi, Wade, marketing and production company Tiny Horse and Dominic Ianno, EVP and head of Whistle’s growth and new initiatives group serving as executive producers. It was developed by Mike Basone, Whistle’s VP of development for premium originals, who will also serve as an executive producer. Creative Artists Agency (CAA) brokered and packaged the deal on behalf of clients Whistle and Wade.

Legacy is a part of Vudu’s commitment to invest in creating premium and compelling original content for families to enjoy together,” said Jeremy Verba, VP and GM of Vudu, in a statement. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with Whistle and Dwyane Wade, and bring this motivational series to life.”

“We have assembled a stellar team to bring these stories to life and provide a source of inspiration for adolescents as they face the daunting task of making decisions that will impact their futures,” added Ianno.

A release date for Legacy has not yet been set by Vudu.

(Photo courtesy of Dwyane Wade’s official Facebook page)

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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