Things haven’t exactly gone as planned for the Golden State Warriors this season. Even with Klay Thompson’s injury, they hoped to at least remain competitive in the West and vie for a playoff spot. Instead, things quickly went off the rails when Steph Curry broke his hand and was ruled out for several months, and the remaining roster has not fared well since then.
On a more positive note, Curry has a lot more free time, which he is apparently devoting to his burgeoning production company, Unanimous Media. The company has several projects in the works, including feature-length films and documentaries, along with a YouTube series.
Now, Curry is reportedly teaming up with Will Arnett to co-produce a new sitcom for Fox about a retired basketball player, though to clarify, Curry’s involvement is strictly behind the scenes, as is Arnett’s.
Via Leslie Goldberg of The Hollywood Reporter:
The Second Half takes 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, he’s going to need a lot more practice.
Sean Clements Making History, The Grinder, United We Fall will write the script and exec produce alongside Arnett and his Electric Avenue topper, Marc Forman; Curry, Jeron Smith, Erick Peyton and Jenelle Lindsay of Curry’s Unanimous Media, Tim Mcauliffe Last Man on Earth and Peter Principato of Artists First will all exec produce.
Curry’s mini-golf competition show “Holey Moley” was recently picked up for a second season by ABC, and according to Variety, he is reportedly in development with John Legend’s media company for another basketball drama called “Signing Day.” For Arnett, let’s just hope that the guy in the $10,000 suit hasn’t made a huge mistake with this. If so, there’s always money in the banana stand.
EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Fox TV is developing an adaptation of Michael Arceneaux's memoir I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyonce with Jerrod Carmichael, Lee Daniels and Marc Velez.
Deadline understands that the project is set to hit the cable and streaming market as a half-hour series.
The book, which was published by Simon & Schuster in July 2018, is a collection of 17 autobiographical essays from Arceneaux. The deal comes as Arceneaux’s second book, I Don't Want to Die Poor, an essay collection which chronicles his struggles with private student loans and economic anxiety, is published today April 7 by Simon & Schuster.
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Arceneaux will adapt and executive produce alongside Carmichael, and Lee Daniels and Marc Velez of Lee Daniels Entertainment. UTA brokered the deal on Arceneaux's behalf.
The book looks at life in today's America with Arceneaux learning to embrace his identity when the world told him to do the opposite, leaving no bigoted or ignorant stone unturned. He discusses coming out to his mother, growing up in Houston, Texas, being approached for the priesthood, his obstacles in embracing intimacy that occasionally led to unfortunate fights with fire ants, and the persistent challenges of young people who feel marginalized and denied the chance to pursue their dreams.
Arceneaux is represented by UTA, Jermaine Johnson at 3Arts, attorney Loan Dang, and Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich & Bourrett. Carmichael is represented by UTA and attorney PJ Shapiro at Ziffren Brittenham. Daniels is represented by WME, Alex Kovacs at Untitled Entertainment, and attorney Matthew Levy at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman.