Martin Lawrence (Courtesy of VLF Media and Promotions)

Martin Lawrence is developing a prequel drama series based on his hit 90s comedy series, “Martin.”

Young Martin” is an hour-long contemporary origin story centering on Martin Payne, a charismatic teenager navigating the complexities of transitioning from youth to adulthood in modern-day Detroit.

In this reimagining of the character we have all come to know and love from the hit 90s sitcom, viewers will experience Martin as a spirited teenager whose journey is characterized by ambition, humor, and a genuine compassion for those around him.

The show will explore themes of family, friendship, and life as young Martin balances on the tightrope between adolescence and adulthood.

Martin’s quick wit and magnetic personality draw him into high-stakes situations where he must confront obstacles, emotions, and ultimately find his path to success.

Young Martin” will be similar to what “Bel-Air” did with “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” on Peacock.

WonderHill CEO Marvin Peart, who is also an executive producer on the series, said:

Out of all the hit shows during the 90’s, there was only one ‘Martin‘ — a show that defined culture and positivity.

‘Martin’ reflected a real group of friends from our community that wound up on TV screens all over the world.

I respected and revered Martin Lawrence for creating Martin Payne and what he did for African Americans on television in front and behind the camera.

In many ways, he influenced my path in the entertainment industry and it’s an honor to partner with Martin and his younger self and share him with the next generation of fans.

I’m interested in seeing what “Young Martin” is going to bring to the table because I absolutely love what they did with “Bel-Air.”

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