LeBron James and Maverick Carter's SpringHill Entertainment have signed an overall deal at ABC Studios. Before this, they had a deal at Warner Bros. This new deal is set for two years. It comes after news earlier this week that the production company raised $100 million from investors.
“SpringHill Entertainment makes the shows LeBron and I want to watch,” Carter said in a statement. “We look at every project as a way to connect with our community and ask ourselves if it will entertain and empower them. We want our content to be insightful in every way. Disney is an incredible home for SpringHill’s future growth in scripted television. Disney’s variety of platforms, extensive reach, depth of talent, and diversity of audience opens up so much opportunity for us to keep creating great stories.”
“LeBron and Maverick bring the same passion and commitment to excellence to SpringHill as LeBron brings to the NBA,” said Jonnie Davis, president of ABC Studios. “We’re thrilled they’re setting up shop with us and can’t wait roll up our sleeves and get to work.”
SpringHill was first launched in 2007 with the More than a Game documentary. Its first major television project was Starz's Survivor's Remorse, which was on the premium cable for four seasons. Since then SpringHill has launched several projects, including Netflix's Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker and Top Boy.