Disney+ is teaming with LeBron James on a docuseries that spotlights the upbringing for athletes and celebrities, “Becoming,” TheWrap has learned exclusively.
“Becoming” is a documentary series which chronicles the origin stories of world-class entertainers, musicians and athletes. Each episode takes a different celebrity back to their hometown for an inspiring look at how they became the superstar they are today. Anthony Davis, Caleb McLaughlin, Candace Parker and Nick Cannon are among those that will be spotlighted.
The series was originally created for Disney XD by ESPN Films and marks the first collaboration between ESPN and Disney+.
“Becoming” is produced in conjunction with James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson and Philip Byron from SpringHill Entertainment. Brent Montgomery and Joe Weinstock executive produce for Spoke Studios; and Jordana Hochman and Rebecca Bruno executive produce for ITV America.
Disney’s highly-anticipated streaming platform will be available beginning Nov. 12 for $6.99 a month or as part of a $12.99 bundle with Hulu and ESPN+. Last week, Verizon said it would give its unlimited wireless customers a free year of access to the streaming service.
Along with housing its own vast library of content, Disney+ will feature original “Star Wars,” Marvel Studios, Pixar, National Geographic and, of course, Disney productions. Readers can find every project that’s been announced so far here.
Disney+ is one of four major streaming services launching within the next six months; Apple TV+ debuts on Friday, Nov. 1. WarnerMedia and NBCUniversal will debut theirs next spring.