'I Promise': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about LeBron James' Quibi docu-series
In the trailer, basketball star LeBron James says, "When you grow up in the intercity, in the projects, no one cares about you," and regardless of how much truth that holds, 'I Promise' is an introspective take on how kids, when given a chance at schooling, can soar to new heights. James' media company produced this documentary series about the 'I Promise' School in Akron.
'I Promise' will release on April 6, 2020.
This is an unscripted documentary showcasing the first academic year inside LeBron James' 'I Promise' school where he gives children from the projects a chance at a successful life. From giving children a positive outlook at their dreams, creating a space for emotional support and allowing and creating change, this documentary brings you children, whose lives were at stake.
The school was opened in 2018 by Akron Public Schools and the LeBron James Family Foundation to support the dreams of "most at-risk third- and fourth-graders." In a news release, the LeBron James Family Foundation said, “The series will explore the day-to-day trials, triumphs and life-changing impact of the school staff, students and families working together in a unique, family-first educational environment that embraces the trauma and challenges many face in Akron." We will get to see the crests and troughs of the school that aims to make a life-changing impact on the life of the students and families working to make this education environment a safe space for children in Akron.
The show will showcase the efforts of James to help the "achievement gap" in Akron, Ohio, his hometown, and will feature students from the 'I Promise' School.
Basketball legend LeBron James serves as executive producer of this heartwarming Quibi release. The series is produced by James’ SpringHill Entertainment, named after a public housing complex in Akron that James grew up it. It is produced in association with Verizon Media’s RYOT and Blowback Productions.
“When you grow up in the inner-city, in the projects, no one cares about you, I didn’t know how to create a school, but let’s figure it out. Let’s learn together," James says in the series trailer.
Where to watch
Catch 'I Promise' April 6, 2020, on the Quibi app.
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