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ESPN+ Series

The Harder Way

Former NBA all-star and hometown hero, Penny Hardaway, returns for his second season as the University of Memphis head basketball coach. With the #1 recruiting class in the country and the projected #1 pick in the upcoming NBA draft, expectations are at an all-time high for the coaches, players, university and city. We follow Penny and his coaching staff as they mentor this promising young squad, preparing them for the gravity of playing ball at the highest level, where adversity comes both on and off the court.

As producers and editors on the project, Somatic collaborated closely with ESPN+ and SpringHill Entertainment to craft original and organic story arcs often not found in a sports series. With an eye towards character development over sports play, the series is a one of a kind look at the people who make up a premier sports program.

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