Lamar Odom to Star In Realty TV Show About His Road to Recovery

Former NBA player Lamar Odom‘s road to recovery is headed to reality TV. Entertainment Weekly reports, Odom signed a deal to star in a reality series based on his life and recovery.

The film, which has not yet filmed — set for airing sometime in 2017. On Tuesday, PEOPLE reported that Odom, 37, is seeking treatment at a rehabilitation center. “Lamar checked into rehab a week ago. He plans to stay for 30 days. It’s a substance abuse program, but he was not abusing drugs when he went in. He is clean. This is a precautionary measure,” an insider said of Odom’s decision.

“He wants to stay clear and focused. With the divorce from Khloé being finalized and the holidays coming up, he doesn’t want to slip up. He’s trying to take care of himself. He really wants to be better,” the insider added. “His friends and family encouraged him to go in and he agreed and made the decision.”

Looking to the year ahead, a source told PEOPLE that the athlete is “being very adult and mature and just wants to be a great father and brother, sister, a better friend,” and added, “He needs to be in good shape physically and mentally.

Odom and Khloe Kardashian, 32, tied the knot on national TV in September 2009, but their marriage fell apart after his cheating scandal and drug relapse. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star first filed for divorce in 2013 and the couple finally both signed divorce papers in July 2015, but a few months later, Kardashian called off their divorce following her husband’s near-fatal overdose in October 2015.

According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Kardashian and Odom’s marriage will officially end Dec. 17 when it will be legally terminated and both parties will be restored to status of “single persons.”