LeBron James Sets The Stage For 'Better Late' Comedy Series At ABC


Filmmaker David E. Talbert and NBA star LeBron James have partnered to develop a new multi-camera comedy series called Better Late. Inspired by Talbert's life experiences, the series tells the story of a man whose life is turned upside down when his father shows up at his doorstep after being absent for years. After years of remaining distant from his family, the newly arrived father looks for a relationship with his son and grandson. The ABC comedy will attempt to teach the importance of accountability, forgiveness and honesty.

Talbert is best known for his work as the lead writer and producer of Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey. He has also worked on projects such as Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable, El Camino Christmas, Baggage Claim and First Sunday. In 2021, the accomplished filmmaker plans on releasing a short film called Promised Land and a television film called White Dave.

Meanwhile, James has remained hard at work with Maverick Carter and his production imprint, Springhill Entertainment. James recently released a new episode of The Shop with Jay-Z, Bad Bunny, Paul Rivera and Nneka Ogwumike. This summer, he is gearing up for the blockbuster release of Space Jam: A New Journey. In the coming months, he is also set to produce a limited series about the life of C.J. Walker and a reboot of the popular film series, House Party.

Better Late joins a growing slate of new series coming to the network in the coming months and years. Recently, ABC announced that it would be ending two hallmark series, Grey's Anatomy and Black-ish, in the coming months. Instead, the Disney-owned platform will roll out a reboot of Wonder Years starring Don Cheadle and Abbott Elementary starring Quinta Brunson.

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