A television comedy inspired by Robbie
Rogers is under development.
The project has been optioned by
Universal Television, the television production studio of the
NBCUniversal Television Group, according to Deadline
Rogers is Major League Soccer's (MLS)
first openly gay player.
Last year, Rogers announced that he's
gay and was retiring from professional soccer. But within months –
after the feared backlash failed to materialize – Rogers returned
to the sport, joining the Los Angeles Galaxy.
The series is being developed by
Storyline Entertainment, the production company run by Craig Zadan
and Neil Meron, both of whom are openly gay. Zadan and Meron
produced the last two Oscar telecasts and many of their projects
include LGBT themes.
“Very excited and fortunate to be
working with so many great people on this project!” Rogers tweeted
to his more than 232,000 followers.