*Starz today announced cast members of its upcoming half-hour scripted comedy series “Survivor’s Remorse” from LeBron James, Tom Werner, Mike O’Malley, Maverick Carter and Paul Wachter.
Jessie T. Usher (“Level Up”) will play Cam Calloway, Ronreaco Lee (“Glory,” “Let’s Stay Together”) has been cast as Reggie Vaughn, Erica Ash (“Scary Movie 5,” “The Real Husbands of Hollywood”) has been cast as M-Chuck, the sister of Cam Calloway, and Tichina Arnold (“Martin,” “Everybody Hates Chris”) has been cast as Cassie, Cam’s mother.
They join Teyonah Parris (“Mad Men,” They Came Together) who was cast as Reggie’s wife Missy.
“Survivor’s Remorse” is set in the world of professional basketball and explores the comedy and drama of an experience that everyone reads about, but few understand – what truly happens when you make it out.
The series will shoot in Atlanta, Georgia and debut its six-episode first season in the fall of 2014 on Starz.
The story follows Cam Calloway, a basketball phenom in his early 20’s who is suddenly thrust into the limelight after signing a multi-million dollar contract with a professional basketball team in Atlanta.
Cam, along with his cousin and confidant Reggie Vaughn, move to Georgia to start Cam’s journey to success. The two confront the challenges of carrying opportunistic family members and their strong ties to the impoverished community that they come from.
Cam, Reggie and an unforgettable group of characters wrestle with the rewards and pitfalls of stardom, love and loyalty.