Morgan (30 Rock) will develop and star in an untitled comedy pilot for FX Networks about a man adjusting to the modern world after spending 15 years behind bars. “Now, a man whose only expertise is making grilled cheese with an iron must navigate a modern world of political correctness, internet, and self-driving cars,” reads the official description.
To sweeten the pot, Peele (Key & Peele) and John Carcieri (Eastbound & Down) will pen the comedy. Both writers will also serve as executive producers, along with Morgan, Eric Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men) and Joel Zadak (Key & 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,” says Nick Grad, President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. “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.”
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