August 18, 2020
Disney+ Aug. 18 announced that all 10 episodes of the original docu-series “Becoming” will premiere exclusively on the SVOD service on Sept. 18. Created by ESPN Films and co-executive producer LeBron James, the series tells the stories of 10 athletes, entertainers and musicians, including Adam Devine, Anthony Davis, Ashley Tisdale, Caleb McLaughlin, Candace Parker, Colbie Caillat, Julianne Hough, Nick Cannon, Nick Kroll and Rob Gronkowski.
Shot in vérité, each episode centers around a visit to the celebrity’s hometown, touring important locations central to their upbringing. A supporting cast of family members, coaches, teachers, mentors and friends are interviewed, sharing anecdotes and insights into the personalities’ “becoming” story.
Interestingly, the title is identical to an original Netflix documentary series about former First Lady Michelle Obama, looking back at her life and connections with others during her 2019 book tour for Becoming.