Robbie Rogers inspired television sitcom in the works

Tue. July 15, 2014 9:19 AM by

Hollywood - 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 Hollywood.

Rogers is Major League Soccer's (MLS) first openly gay player.

Last year, Rogers announced he's gay and his retirement 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.

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