Starz has cast several roles for the upcoming half-hour scripted comedy series Survivor's Remorse from LeBron James, Tom Werner, Mike O'Malley, Maverick Carter and Paul Wachter. The network announced today that Jessie T. Usher (Level Up) has been cast in the role of Cam Calloway, RonReaco Lee (Glory, Let's Stay Together) has been cast as Reggie Vaughn, Erica Ash (Scary Movie V, Real Husbands of Hollywood) has been cast as M-Chuck, the sister of Cam Calloway, Tichina Arnold (Martin, Everybody Hates Chris) has been cast as Cassie, Cam's mother. They join Teyonah Parris (Mad Men, They Came Together) who was cast as Reggie's wife Missy.
Survivor's Remorse is set in the world of professional basketball and explores the comedy and drama of an experience that everyone reads about, but few understand - what truly happens when you make it out. The series will shoot in Atlanta, Georgia and debut its six-episode first season in the fall of 2014 on Starz.
The story follows Cam Calloway, a basketball phenom in his early 20's who is suddenly thrust into the limelight after signing a multi-million dollar contract with a professional basketball team in Atlanta. Cam, along with his cousin and confidant Reggie Vaughn, move to Georgia to start Cam's journey to success. The two confront the challenges of carrying opportunistic family members and their strong ties to the impoverished community that they come from. Cam, Reggie and an Unforgettable group of characters wrestle with the rewards and pitfalls of stardom, love and loyalty.
Mike O'Malley, consulting producer and writer on Shameless and Emmy-nominated actor for his role on Glee, will serve as executive producer and writer for Survivor's Remorse. LeBron James will serve as an Executive Producer along with Tom Werner, currently Chairman of the Boston Red Sox. James, a nine-time NBA All-Star and Olympic Gold medalist, recently led the Miami Heat to a second straight NBA Championship win and captured his fourth straight MVP trophy. As co-founder of The Carsey-Werner Company, Werner has produced some of the best half-hour comedies in television, including The Cosby Show, Roseanne, 3rd Rock from the Sun, and That '70s Show. Werner's shows have garnered 24 Emmy Awards, and 18 NAACP Image Awards.
LeBron James' longtime friend and manager Maverick Carter, founder of the management firm, LRMR, and executive producer on the documentary More Than a Game, and on the upcoming film Ballers, starring Kevin Hart will serve as an executive producer. Paul Wachter, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Main Street Advisors, one of the most important and influential investment advisory firms in Los Angeles will also executive produce.
Starz will retain all domestic and international multiplatform rights including television, home entertainment, and digital.