Stephen Curry, Will Arnett developing NBA-related comedy for FOX
Stephen Curry continues to make inroads into the entertainment industry, as the Golden State Warriors star is part of a team currently developing an NBA-related comedy series for FOX.
According to Variety, Curry is partnering with Will Arnett of “Arrested Development” and “BoJack Horseman” fame on a comedy titled, “Second Half.”
Curry and Arnett will serve in the capacity of non-writing executive producers on the project.
The show is being touted as taking “a ‘humorous look’ at a retired NBA player who moves back home to Charlotte, buys a car wash and struggles to reconnect with his father, daughter, ex-girlfriend, and childhood best friend. He starts to realize that when it comes to the game of life.”
Interestingly, the setting of the show, Charlotte, N.C., is where Curry spent much of his formative years as his father, Dell, played a majority of his NBA career with the Hornets.
As noted, Curry has been developing quite the Hollywood portfolio. Under the umbrella of his Electric Avenue film and television production business, Curry previously served as executive producer on ABC’s mini-golf competition show “Holey Moley,” on which he also appears. That reality-styled program has just been picked up for a second season.
Further, it was also announced this week that Curry is partnering with John Legend on a sports drama entitled, “Signing Day,” which “follows an extremely driven sports agent trying desperately to sign a young, coveted basketball star as her client,” per a Variety report.
Curry seems to be following in the footsteps of fellow NBA superstar LeBron James, who has become a major player in Hollywood over the past few years courtesy of his SpringHill Entertainment production company, which he oversees alongside longtime business partner Maverick Carter.