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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.”

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