LeBron James, John Legend Producing Female-led ‘Lean On Me’ Series

    LeBron James just added a third scripted TV project to his resume, and this time he is teaming up with EGOT winner John Legend.

    The duo is producing a female-led series based on the 1989 film, Lean On Me, for The CW. It’s described as being a series focused on a “spirited young black teacher Amarie Baldwin scores the principal job at an Akron, Ohio, public high school. She must dig deep to transform a failing campus into an urban oasis. In a time when education and school safety have life-or-death stakes, Amarie will take on a broken system that tests her mettle, love life and family.”

    Wendy Calhoun will serve as the writer and executive producer for this project. She recently served as a consulting producer for ABC’s “Station 19” and past credits include “Empire,” “Nashville,” “Justified,” and “Revenge.”

    Erin Ashey Simon is a writer, producer, host and contributor for The Shadow League. Host of Cheddar Esports and Grass Routes Podcast, a former college athlete who passes the time playing flag football. Simon has previous work experience at Cycle Media, REVOLT TV, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Originally from New Jersey, Simon graduated from the University of Kentucky.