Scoop! Jason Lee Comedy Pilot Adds Vegas Beauty, Big Love and a Lost Vet
MORE PILOT NEWS: Life‘s Damian Lewis Joins Claire Danes In Showtime’s Homeland
Shredd tells the tale of a teenage skateboarding champ who lapses into a 25-year coma following an accident. When he awakens, Jon is played by Jason Lee (who in real life was once quite the pro skater himself).
Though now technically a grown-up, Jon still has the mind of a daring, skateboarding teen from the ’80s. As such, he experiences a bit of culture shock — especially when he sees that his BFF Nate has evolved from Malcolm David Kelley into Faizon Love, and that his high school sweetheart has blossomed into Molly Sims.
Lee is also set to direct the pilot.
MORE PILOT NEWS: Parminder Nagra, Robert Forster Join J.J. Abrams’ Alcatraz
I know what some of you are about to ask, and here’s the answer: If Shredd gets picked up as a series, Lee will juggle it with his work on TNT’s Memphis Beat, which airs its second season this summer, Deadline reported last month.