Former NBA MVP and B.C. golden boy, Steve Nash, is developing a one-hour teen drama for CBC centering on a Toronto basketball school.
Hardwood will follow a “flashy, big-city entrepreneur” who opens an elite basketball academy in suburban Toronto. Nash is in development with Insight Productions and Meathawk Productions to produce the show, created and written by 18 To Life‘s Skander Halim.
“Being a teenager is difficult enough, but add to that a bright spotlight, the countless dubious characters, the expectations and pitfalls of the recruiting process, and it can be a toxic mix,” Nash said in a statement on Monday. “But it’s also one of the most exciting times of a player’s life, when anything is possible. Hardwood is going to explore this world, and all the highs and lows that come with it.”
Meathawk Productions was co-founded by Nash and his cousin Ezra Holland in 2008. There is no word yet on when the series will premiere.