LeBron James and Maverick Carter are continuing to grow their relationship with HBO. The network already broadcasts The Shop, which features James and a host of celebrities talking about topics from the world of sports and beyond.
Now, James and Carter are slated to serve as executive producers on an upcoming two-part HBO documentary. The trailer for the project, titled What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali, dropped on Saturday night.
Not much is known about the documentary, outside of its executive producers, the fact that Antoine Fuqua will serve as its director, and that it will debut sometime in 2019.
Despite the fact that there isn’t much out there about the documentary — which has been in the works since 2016 — there is sure to be plenty of excitement about it. Beyond James’ attachment to it and HBO’s history of knocking documentaries out of the park, it’s hard not to get stoked about a documentary that is promising to show a figure as prominent as Ali “like you’ve never seen him before.” It also helps that James has already deemed this among his favorite things that SpringHill Entertainment has released.
It’s been quite the week for LeBron James the media figure. In addition to the announcement of What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali, the Lakers’ newest star sold a script to NBC for a sitcom based on the life of Ben Simmons.