Variety reports that FX has picked up drama project “March to Madness” from executive producer Don Cheadle. The series chronicles the glory and the seedy side of college basketball.
The project comes from writer Joel Silverman, while Pete Segal (The Longest Yard) is set to direct. Also attached to the project alongside Silverman, Segal and Cheadle are former college basketball coach Dave Miller and Segal’s producing partner, Michael Ewing.
“March” will revolve around a corrupt college basketball program that cheats its way to the “March Madness” NCAA basketball tournament. The story will be told through the eyes of the college coach, whose idealistic approach to the job has slowly been eroded by the compromises he’s forced to make.