HBO has ordered a new talk show, The Shop, from LeBron James and his producing partner, Maverick Carter.
The series first began as a show on his Uninterrupted digital platform.
The first episode of the series will air August 28 at 11 p.m. That episode will feature James and Carter in conversation with Snoop Dogg, Odell Beckham Jr., Alvin Kamara, Draymond Green, Candace Parker and Jon Stewart.
“This show is real, it’s candid and it’s the essence of conversation. And we know with social media and text being the way people communicate, the form of conversation, actually talking, is kind of lost art," James told The Hollywood Reporter.
Each episode of the show will have a mix of personalities for 30-minute episodes. Right now, He is only set to premiere in the first three episodes and the complete episode order, for now, is unknown.
“When I was a kid, being in barbershops meant listening to adults talk about sports, clothing, politics, music, everything happened in the shop. It was so real and so candid; no one had a sense of, well I can’t be myself here. That’s how The Shop became an idea," he continued,
“We’ll do it as frequently as the conversation warrants. It’s LeBron’s baby, so he very much wants to do it. And he wants to do it as much as possible," says Peter Nelson, executive vp of HBO Sports.
THR first reported the story.
Watch a preview for the show below: