Kevin Hart to Star in Fox Animated Comedy Lil Kev, Based on His Childhood

Kevin Hart Lil Kev Fox Animated Comedy

Kevin Hart is getting animated. (Well, even more so than usual.)

The actor/comedian will star in and executive-produce an animated Fox sitcom based on his childhood, according to our sister site Deadline. Fox has ordered a pilot presentation for Lil Kev, which follows a highly imaginative 12-year-old boy as he navigates the streets of North Philadelphia with the help of “his strong, quick-tempered mother, drug-addicted father, pessimistic older brother, ex-con uncle and wise-ass talking dog.”

Along with Hart, Lil Kev will feature the voices of Wanda Sykes (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Deon Cole (black-ish), Gerald “Slink” Johnson (Black Jesus) and stand-up comic Keith Robinson. The pilot will be penned by Michael Price (The Simpsons, F Is for Family) and Matt Claybrooks (Everybody Hates Chris).

This news signals a fresh push at Fox to find a new animated comedy to add to its Sunday-night block of The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers. The network’s new entertainment president Michael Thorn calls it “a huge priority,” adding that animation is “such a strong part of our brand… We’re the only ones who do it in broadcast, and I think we should continue to own that space.”

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