Could LeBron James be the next Family Guy? His new upcoming animated Web series The LeBrons, launched by the NBA star through his Spring Hill Productions and Believe Entertainment Group, will feature an all-star voice cast that includes actress Niecy Nash and Young Money rapper Drake.
Nash was last seen on the Style Network's home-makeover show Clean House and as a celebrity correspondent for CBS' Entertainment Tonight. On The LeBrons, she will be the voice of Gloria, the mother figure of the clan.
Nash released a statement on her plans to work on the series: “When I was asked to be a part of this project, I jumped at the chance. I’m a fan of LeBron’s and I was interested in seeing him in a different light, not to mention the fact my arm didn’t have to be twisted to play the only woman in a male-dominated world. I love it!”
In addition to Nash, Grammy-nominated artist Drake will be featured in an episode of The LeBrons as himself.
The series is described as a "family entertainment show” designed to provide positive messages to today's youth and young adults and features four characters—Kid, Wise, Business, and Athlete—that are inspired by a series of Nike television commercials starring LeBron James.
The show will also tackle a wide variety of subjects, including family, teamwork, friendship, giving back to the community, staying in school, and staying out of trouble.
LeBron himself will be the voice of the character Business.
The LeBrons launches next month.