Tracy Morgan has a new pilot in the works for FX.
On Saturday, at the FX portion of the Television Critics Association Winter Tour, FX announced that the comic actor had closed a deal to develop and star in a comedy pilot for the network. It will be written by Jordan Peele and John Carcieri.
The show is based around a career criminal, who after 15 years in prison, is released, setting up his journey toward reintegration into society. He's 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," according to a release from the network.
Production on the pilot is tentatively set to begin in summer.
“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,” Nick Grad, President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, said in a statement. “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.”
-- Jolie Lash