Tracy Morgan will develop and star in a half-hour comedy pilot written by Jordan Peele and Eastbound & Down’s John Carcieri, marking his return to television following a devastating car crash.
Morgan will star as a career criminal who is released from a 15-year prison sentence and has to come to terms with the changing world around him. The still unnamed pilot is set to begin production this summer.
Morgan was working on a new FXX comedy series with the folks behind It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia when he was injured in the 2014 accident. EW reports that the Peele collaboration will replace that project.
“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,” FX original programming president Nick Grad stated. “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.”