Viewers just can’t get enough of Peacock’s Shooting Stars. Through its first four weeks on Peacock and over the same time period, the critically applauded original Peacock film is the most-watched original film in the platform’s history.
Since its June 2nd premiere, Shooting Stars has remained the #1 original film every weekend on Peacock. The platform currently streams nine original films; indexed well above average with Black audiences. With original programming such as Best Man: The Final Chapters, Bel-Air, Killing It and Hart to Heart, Peacock is a respected home for Black viewership.
In February, LeBron James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the all-time leading scorer in NBA history.
Based on the book by LeBron James and Buzz Bissinger, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Friday Night Lights, Shooting Stars is the inspiring origin story of a basketball superhero, revealing how LeBron James and his childhood friends become the #1 high school team in the country, launching James’s breathtaking career as a four-time NBA champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist and the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.
Starring: Marquis “Mookie” Cook, Wood Harris, Caleb McLaughlin, Khalil Everage, Avery S. Willis, Jr., Sterling “Scoot” Henderson, Dermot Mulroney, Natalie Paul, Diane Howard, Algee Smith and Katlyn Nichol.
Shooting Stars is directed by Chris Robinson and Executive produced by Gretel Twombly. Producers: Rachel Winter, Spencer Beighley, LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson and Terence Winter. Screenplay by: Frank E. Flowers and Tony Rettenmaier & Juel Taylor, based on the book by LeBron James & Buzz Bissinger