TV SCOOP: Tracy Morgan To Star In Jordan Peele FX Comedy Pilot
Tracy Morgan To Star In Jordan Peele FX Comedy Pilot
Tracy Morgan‘s plans to star in a new FX comedy written by Jordan Peele is back on track after he was seriously injured in a car accident two months after signing the deal.
Here’s the scoop via Variety:
The new project will see Morgan playing a career criminal who struggles to reintegrate into society after serving a 15-year prison sentence.
Peele and Carcieri will write the pilot and exec produce with Eric Tannenbaum and Joel Zadak, an alum of Peele’s Comedy Central sketch series “Key and Peele.”
“What an unbeatable combination – Tracy Morgan and Jordan Peele – two exceptional comics joining forces with a great team of writers and producers to create and produce this pilot for FX Networks,” said Nick Grad, president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Prods. “We’ve been committed to Tracy from the start and are thrilled that Jordan, John, Eric and Joel are joining him in developing this new project.”
Morgan’s deal with the cabler in 2014 called for him to work with the “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” gang — Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, and Rob McElhenney — on an unspecified concept for a comedy to air on FXX. It’s unclear whether the new pilot will be bound for FXX or the mothership FX.
Congratulations to Tracy Morgan. It will be a pleasure to see him back on the small screen.
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