OBB Pictures and Denver Broncos all-pro linebacker Von Miller are teaming on a half-hour animated comedy project titled Mars Martians, about the NFL’s first expansion team on Mars. Miller will voice the lead role and serve as an executive producer on the potential series, which is being written by Maxwell Theodore Vivian (The Cool Kids).
Mars Martians will follow Byron Bittman (Miller), the son of a beloved NFL superstar who has spent his life suffering under the expectation created by his father’s legacy and the beginning of his career plagued by disappointing production, fights with teammates, and embarrassing off-the-field issues. Now, having been relocated to Mars as part of the NFL’s latest expansion, Byron must adapt to a dysfunctional team, a washed-up coach with anger-management issues, and a front office led by team owner/governor of Mars Elon Musk (or a robot clone of Elon Musk) as they try to find a path to success and happiness.
OBB’s president and CEO Michael D. Ratner, Scott Ratner and Eric D. Cohen will executive produce alongside Vivian and Miller. OBB’s Kfir Goldberg and Elias Tanner led development and will produce. It’s the latest sports-themed project for OBB, which also produces the interview show Cold as Balls with Kevin Hart and previously was behind the go90 mockumentary series The Fifth Quarter.