According to Variety.com, NBA champion Dwyane Wade has teamed up with Smallville producer Mike Tollin and Sony Pictures Television to create half-hour comedy pilot Three the Hard Way for Fox, based on Wade’s life as a single father. Wade will executive produce with Tollin and Mandalay Sports Media, as well as Justin Lin, Danielle Woodrow and Troy Craig Poon of Perfect Storm Entertainment.
Fellow executive producer Ben Watkins (Burn Notice) is writing the pilot script, which will tell the story of an NBA superstar named Daryl Wade and his eccentric entourage, who find themselves parenting by committee when the lead gets full custody of his two young sons. The show is inspired by Wade’s book, A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball, in which he talks about parenting his two sons and recounting his own growing-up years and rise to the NBA elite.
Three the Hard Way is the first television development project for Wade’s ZZ Prods.
article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson