Cashmere Originals is teaming up with five-time NBA All-Star Chris Webber to develop and produce a limited scripted series.
Titled Fab Five, the limited series will be based on Webber’s upcoming autobiography, By God’s Grace. It will document Webber’s upbringing in Detroit and the incredible story of the 1991 Michigan Wolverines, who garnered the moniker “Fab Five.” They were known as the first all-freshman lineup ever to compete in the NCAA championships. Fab Five will among a handful of original content productions to arise from the partnership of Chris Webber’s Webber-Gilbert Productions and Cashmere Originals
Cashmere Originals says that Fab Five “will serve as the definitive project on the team that revolutionized the NCAA. They generated controversy and influence on and off the court, shifting fashion; culture; music and the business of basketball. Further, the Fab Five are immortalized as the first all-freshman lineup in history to compete in the NCAA championships.”
“Cashmere Originals and the Cashmere Agency have done incredible work to market to diverse, multicultural audiences. I knew that Cashmere was the ideal home to step out and tell my story about my life and the Fab Five on my terms.” Webber said in a statement. “I am looking forward to telling the behind-the-scenes story of my life, my friends and the Fab Five – an iconic movement that changed the face of modern-day basketball.”
“This is a momentous partnership that will tell ground-breaking stories. Cashmere Originals is thrilled to be working with Chris and Webber-Gilbert Productions on this very important and timely project. Chris is a legendary athlete and his participation is essential to telling the Fab Five’s story faithfully,” says Russell Redeaux, Managing Partner and Head of Development for Cashmere Originals. “Our mission is to give the power back to those looking to tell their own stories. We couldn’t be more delighted with the opportunity to ultimately bring our limited series to screens.”