Upon inking a Starz first look deal, Jeremy Elice has nabbed a script commitment for football drama Off Season.
The hour-long effort centers on the newly promoted, youngest head coach in professional football as he handles harsh competition, which only gets more cut-throat and complex during the off season as he navigates in-fighting among players, decisions on who to cut and politics with the owners. All of this is in the pursuit of putting together a team that might have a shot at a championship.
Off Season is inspired by the lives of ex-NFL players Keyshawn Johnson and Brian Kelly, who will serve as executive producers on the small screen project. Eric Amadio (Shadows & Lies) will write and executive produce, with Elice serving as an EP through his newly launched Elice Island Entertainment.
Elice, formerly the president of TV at Legendary Pictures, is repped by Ginsburg Daniels; Amadio is repped by WME, Underground Entertainment and Bloom Hergott's Greg Slewett.
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