Steph Curry Is Apparently Developing A Basketball Comedy

26 November 2019
Culture, Sports, Basketball, Stephen Curry, NBA
Image: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Alongside Arrested Development/Bojack Horseman's Will Arnett

You can't be an all-time rated Basketball star in the modern era without having a healthy portfolio of off-the-court activities to go along with it. LeBron has his ever-growing media empire, MJ is still raking in millions, etc., etc.

Read more: LeBron James Is The Highest-Paid NBA Player For 2019-20 and Michael Jordan Still Boasts The Richest Shoe Deal In The NBA

Seemingly not content with playing pro-level golf, designing fashion ranges and developing miniature smartphones, Steph Curry is the latest basketball star to dip his toe into the ocean of TV production, with reports emerging that following up from Holey Moley, the golf-themed game show that he EP'd earlier this year, he's set to help create a new TV comedy.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox have ordered a script for a project known as The Second Half — a comedic take on Curry's real-life experience growing up as the son of a retired NBA star. "The Second Half takes a humorous look at a retired NBA player who moves back home to Charlotte, buys a car wash and struggles to reconnect with his father, daughter, ex-girlfriend and childhood best friend. He starts to realize that when it comes to the game of life, he's going to need a lot more practice."

The multi-camera comedy will likely have a very strong American sitcom-y feel to it, with those in the know comparing the way it'll be shot to shows like Seinfeld and Friends.

Even if Curry's skills as a TV producer aren't quite as refined as his jump shot, the project has some serious comedic muscle behind in the form of Will Arnett, famous for his turns on comedies like Arrested Development and Bojack Horseman.

The script will, according to Variety, be penned by Sean Clemens, whose previous credits include Making History, The Grinder, and United We Fall.

Curry's production company, Electric Avenue, is also developing a movie alongside John Legend. Called Signing Day, the film focuses on a young, driven sports agent who goes to all manner of ends in order to gain the signature of a young, coveted basketball star as her client. Think Jerry Maguire meets Ari Gold from Entourage.

We can only assume The Second Half will be one of the many things taking up Curry's time as he continues his recovery from a hand injury he sustained at the beginning of the month. It'll probably be at least another two-and-a-half months before we see him suit up for the Warriors again.

In more TV news, Jordan Peele's latest project, Hunters, has Al Pacino leading a rag-tag band of Nazi hunters. Check out everything you need to know about it here.


Via GQ Australia