Here’s a first look at Ball in the Family an upcoming docuseries on NBA player Lonzo Ball, his father Lavar Ball and the rest of their basketball family. It is set to premiere Thursday on Facebook Watch as one of Facebook’s first dives into episodic shows.
According to its description, “Ball in the Family is a docuseries debuting on Watch, Facebook’s new platform for episodic shows, Aug. 31. The series challenges perceptions, pulls at heartstrings, reveals the secrets of the Big Baller Brand (BBB) franchise, and gives fans a unique look at a family that is already a hot topic of conversation.”
It is from Facebook and Bunim/Murray Productions, the same folks who brought you The Real World and bring you Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
“We are thrilled to work with the Ball family to share their remarkable story at a pivotal moment in their lives,” said Gil Goldschein, Chairman and CEO Bunim/Murray Productions. “For fans, it will be a front row seat to how the family deals with the sky-high expectations heaped upon it. For Bunim/Murray, participating in the launch of Facebook’s new Watch platform and contributing to its video ecosystem is exciting because it fits with our long history of pioneering new formats and using our programs to help launch platforms.”
“We wanted to give our fans an unfiltered look into our lives and show them a side of us that isn’t typically seen,” said LaVar Ball. “We have a big community of fans on Facebook, so we’re excited our series is going to be on Watch. And who better to help us tell our story than Bunim/Murray Productions.
Watch the teaser below: