Comedy Central has ordered 10 episodes of a new animated series, Legends of Chamberlain Heights, from a veteran of The Simpsons about three high-school freshmen — with two of the boys modeled after and inspired by former real-life UCLA basketball players.
The series will debut in 2016.
“This show is so relatable because no matter how much of a legend we are in our own minds, deep down we know we have some benchwarmer in us, too,” said Kent Alterman, Comedy Central’s programming president.
“We have an amazing creative team behind Legends of Chamberlain Heights and we couldn’t think of a more perfect home for the show than Comedy Central. We are extremely excited to continue to grow our relationship with Comedy Central,” added Scott Greenberg, Co-Founder & CEO, Bento Box Entertainment.
“The three friends tackle life with some wins and some losses, but failure doesn’t faze them since they’re legends…even if it’s just in their own minds,” the show’s description reads.
Brad Ableson, a veteran artist from The Simpsons, created the series with Mike Clements, Quinn Hawking, Josiah Johnson and Michael Starrbury. Hawking and Johnson both played hoops at UCLA, and serve as inspiration for the animated characters.
Other EPs are Greenberg, Joel Kuwahara and Mark McJimsey.