Apple TV+ has secured the rights to Donald Spivey’s non-fiction book, “If You Were Only White: The Life of Leroy ‘Satchel’ Paige,” for drama development with an eye toward a series order, reports Deadline.
About the series
The Negro League Baseball project comes from Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Mandelay’s Peter Guber, and Oscar nominee Ron Shelton. The latter has helmed and written such sports film classics as “Bull Durham,” “White Men Can’t Jump,” and “Tin Cup.”
Apple Studios co-produces with Kapital Entertainment. According to Deadline, the series will explore the epic and remarkable story of Negro League Baseball using the life and legacy of the legendary athlete and showman Leroy “Satchel” Paige.
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