(AllHipHop News) Three decades ago, rap pioneer Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell started the Liberty City Warriors youth football team. The Warriors played a role in helping Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson, Duke Johnson, and Devonta Freeman reach the NFL.
Uncle Luke has now partnered with LeBron James and Maverick Carter's SpringHill Entertainment to produce the Warriors of Liberty City docuseries. Starz picked up the program, and the network is set to air the premiere on September 16 at 8 pm ET.
Besides sports, Warriors will explore the working class Miami neighborhood of Liberty City. City Commissioner Keon Hardemon, school board member Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, and community activist Tangela Sears appear on the series.
"The show tells the stories of the boys who grew up playing for the Liberty City Optimist Club and went on to star in the National Football League," Campbell told Miami New Times earlier this year.
He added, "Among them are former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson and Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson. We are also shining a light on rising stars such as Tutu Atwell, Miami Northwestern Senior High's quarterback, who has committed to the University of Louisville."
Warriors of Liberty City screened at the 2018 SXSW Festival in March. Uncle Luke, Maverick Carter, Duke Johnson, and showrunner Evan Rosenfeld spoke on a panel during the event in Austin, Texas.