Michael B. Jordan Developing Basketball-Themed Television Show

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Michael B. Jordan Developing Basketball-Themed Television Show

The Fruitvale Station star drops a few details about his upcoming project.

Published July 31, 2013

Fresh off the critical and commercial success of Fruitvale Station, Hollywood is Michael B. Jordan's oyster. The acclaimed actor dropped hints of an exciting new project on The B.S. Report, sports commentator Bill Simmons' popular podcast. 

Jordan is working on developing a basketball-themed television show, he revealed to Simmons in the interview. After the popular media personality offered up some career advice, the young star responded, "Why don't you produce one of my TV shows I've been working on?"

When asked by Simmons if the project involves sports and balls, Jordan replied, "Yes, definitely. Basketballs."

He also revealed the project is in the vein of Friday Night Lights, the popular prime-time football drama in which Jordan starred for two seasons, and will be set in Detroit. "I just think Detroit is such an interesting city. The automotive industry kind of destroyed that town when they went away and started outsourcing jobs and stuff like that."

What Jordan didn't disclose is if he'll star in the show, or stay behind the scenes in a producing capacity. Last week, his Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler revealed that Jordan is in talks to re-team with him for Creed, a spin-off of the Rocky franchise focused on the grandson of Apollo Creed (played in the Rocky films by Carl Weathers).

Despite all the heat on the actor, including Oscar buzz for his performance in Fruitvale Station, Jordan is keeping it humble and close to the vest. "I'm just reading a lot of scripts and taking a lot of meetings trying to figure out the best move," he says.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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