Starz has put a new half-hour scripted comedy series into development titled Survivor’s Remorse, which hails from LeBron James, Tom Werner, Mike O’Malley, Maverick Carter and Paul Wachter. The project marks the network’s first serious move in the comedy genre since the Adam Scott fronted Party Down was cancelled in 2010, at which time the network decided to focus its original output solely on drama following the appointment of former HBO exec Chris Albrecht as CEO of Starz
Survivor’s Remorse will explore the complexity, comedy and drama of an experience that everyone reads about, but few understand – what truly happens when you make it out. Through a combination of God-given talent and north Philly grit, Cam Calloway and Reggie Vaughn have achieved fame and fortune that neither could have imagined growing up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Philadelphia. But success comes with its own challenges, and the cousins and confidantes wrestle with the rewards of money, stardom, love, and occasionally, the guilt of having “made it.” Mike O’Malley will write the script, while O’Malley, LeBron James and Tom Werner serving as executive producers.
“We are incredibly excited at Starz to work with such a deep bench of talented storytellers to develop ‘Survivor’s Remorse,’” said Chris Albrecht. CEO of Starz. “Everyone involved brings something unique to the table – from Tom Werner’s legendary television success to LeBron’s extraordinary life experiences and point of view. We hope that ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ will bring the humor, pain and complexity of these characters to life in a way that is honest and compelling for audiences worldwide.”