Basketball superstar LeBron James has been rapidly growing his SpringHill Entertainment production company, which now includes "Million Dollar Mile," a CBS game show that will have people competing in an outdoor athletic course in various cities to win a $1 million prize. The contestants will face several obstacles on the course, including "a group of elite athletes with one mission—stop the contestants from winning the money at all costs," according to a CBS announcement. The 10-episode series will premiere on a date to be announced. People interested in being contestants on "Million Dollar Mile" can go the show's official casting site.
SpirngHill Entertainment's principals James and Maverick Carter will executive produce "Million Dollar Mile," along with Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan of Fly on the Wall Entertainment, the company behind the U.S. versions of "Big Brother" and "Celebrity Big Brother." Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television will also executive produce the show. Jamal Henderson and Philip Byron will oversee the project for SpringHill.
"Million Dollar Mile" is one of several TV and movie projects from SpringHill that have been announced in recent months. The company, which produces the NBC game show "The Wall," is also producing:
"Shut Up and Dribble," a three-part NBA documentary series that will premiere sometime in October on Showtime.
"Warriors of Liberty City," a football docuseries that premieres Sept. 16 on Starz.
A Netflix drama series on Madame C.J. Walker, starring Oscar winner Octavia Spencer. The show's title and premiere are to be announced.
A Netflix U.S. version of the U.K. inner-city drama series "Top Boy." The premiere is to be announced.
An HBO documentary on Muhammad Ali, directed by Antoine Fuqua. The title and premiere are to be announced.
"Best Shot with Jay Williams," a docuseries that premiered July 28 on YouTube Premium.
The Legendary Entertainment movie "Hustle," directed by Dave Meyers, about a basketball scout who recruits an unknown player from China to join the NBA.
The New Line Cinema comedy film "Public Enemy," a re-imagining of "House Party," produced with Channing Tatum's production company Free Association.