LeBron James and Maverick Carter's production company, SpringHill Entertainment, continues to make power moves. Monday, Showtime announced LeBron would executive produce a new, three-part docuseries dubbed Shut Up and Dribble—but that's not SpringHill's only new project on the horizon.
The entertainment outfit also has a 10-episode series coming to CBS—Million Dollar Mile. Fly on the Wall Entertainment, which produces Big Brother, is collaborating on the project.
Deadline provided the following description of the new show:
The streets of a major city are shut down and the Million Dollar Mile course goes up. Per producers, in this unprecedented television event series, contestants will have the chance to win $1,000,000 every time they run the Million Dollar Mile. Standing in their way is the most challenging course ever designed and a group of elite athletes with one mission—stop the contestants from winning the money at all costs.
Rich Meehan, CEO of Fly on the Wall Entertainment, said the production team's goal is to "create something you've never seen before."
"This show takes competition series to a whole new level," said Carter, the CEO of SpringHill, via Deadline. "It's intense, it's entertaining and it has a twist that will have people on the edge of their seats while also creating an opportunity to change the contestants' lives. It's exactly the type of aspirational content SpringHill Entertainment is about, and we can't wait for people to experience it."
Shut Up and Dribble, meanwhile, will explore the history of athletes' political involvement and advocacy. Gotham Chopra will serve as director.