LeBron James Working with Disney XD on New Show that Profiles Inspirational Stories of Today’s Top Athletes
The half-hour show, Becoming, debuts Sunday, October 26 on Disney XD.
The show is currently in development to become a continuing series.
In the pilot episode – filmed in James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio – James tell his own story and reflects on the accomplishments and triumphant moments in his life.
“I’m really excited about helping develop ‘Becoming’ and bringing this kind of program to kids,” James said. “Sports and athletes were my inspiration growing up. It was the stories about Michael Jordan, Deion Sanders, and Allen Iverson that kept me dreaming. When I learned that they had some of the same struggles and challenges I did, it made everything seem possible. That’s what ‘Becoming’ is all about.”
The pilot episode features rarely-seen footage from James’ early days in sports including his days at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. In addition to James, the episode includes candid stories from friends, mentors, teammates, and former coaches.