A new dramedy Golden Boy is currently in development at Freeform about an NFL hopeful who has to rebuild his life after a public failure. The half-hour series hails from On My Block co-creators Eddie Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft.

Via Deadline

Via Deadline

What’s Happening:

  • Deadline is reporting that Freeform is developing a new half-hour dramedy titled Golden Boy about a young NFL hopeful on the verge of greatness who suffers a public flameout and returns home with no clear future. 
  • The series hails from Eddie Gonzalez, Jeremy Haft, LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment production company and ABC Signature.
  • Gonzalez and Haft wrote the series that’s being described as “Compton-inspired with some Latino Elmore Leonard flavor.”
  • Gonzalez drew inspiration for the series from his own life growing up in Compton and Lynwood.
  • Gonzalez and Haft are attached to serve as showrunners and will executive produce the series along with Spring Hill Entertainment.


  • Golden Boy tells the story of Ricky “The Big Hurt” Hurtado, a generational NFL prospect. However life doesn’t go as planned, and after a humiliating and public flameout, Ricky heads home a failure. The Big Hurt is determined to rebuild his fractured relationships with his family and the community that once showered him in love and support, but now hate him.

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