On the heels of ESPN producing the Michael Jordan focused docuseries “The Last Dance,” Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is the latest to join the sports documentary craze with streaming site Quibi.
James’ media company UNINTERRUPTED will dive into the infamous Houston Astros cheating scandal that rocked the sports world. An investigation conducted by MLB uncovered Houston illegally stealing signs during their 2017 World Series championship season. The team’s method was to relay signals to their batters with a camera in the center field wall that showed the signs the opposing catcher was calling.
As a result of the investigation, general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch received a one-year suspension and the Houston Astros organization was fined $5 million dollars, along with losing draft picks for the coming years.
Its directors Julia Willoughby Nason and Jenner Furst will partner with TheCinemart for the documentary’s production. The Cinemart comes from the same company that produced the popular “Fyre Fraud” documentary on Hulu.
The documentary will be titled “Sign Language” and is expected to stream later this year.