Spike Lee and Mike Tyson Team Up for HBO Series

June 27, 2011  |  

(Rolling Out) — Spike Lee, Mike Tyson and the creator of HBO’s “Entourage,” Doug Ellin, are teaming up to executive produce a new drama series for HBO, loosely inspired by Tyson’s youth.  According to Deadline, the show, titled “Da Brick,” will be written by John Ridley and is being described as a “contemporary exploration of what it means to be a young, black man in supposedly post-racial America.” “Da Brick” will be set in current day Newark, which is also nicknamed “Brick City.”  The idea for the show came from a meeting between Tyson and Ellin on the set of “Entourage,” which was inspired by veteran actor Mark Wahlberg’s early years in Hollywood.

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