Marlon Wayans has inked a major overall deal with HBO Max. The streaming service has a first-look deal on both scripted and unscripted projects from the actor and comedian.
The deal covers a number of projects, including a stand-up special and a comedy special in which he will host. Of the scripted projects, one is a half-hour comedy, Book of Marlon which covers “the hilarious trials of his real-life, following the fictionalized version of Wayans as he attempts to reconcile being a good person and father with…being Marlon.” The series is co-created by his producing partner Rick Alvarez, who will also co-write the pilot within.
“Marlon is a ‘triple threat’ with an impressive resume that speaks to his acting talent and comedy prowess” said Suzanna Makkos, executive vice president of original comedy and animation for HBO Max. “We are thrilled to have his unique voice and comedic vision join our growing family of creators.”
“I’m excited to be in business with HBO Max. Rick and I have had a lot of success in the streaming space and are excited to work with a company that is equally excited to work with us” said Wayans. “We look forward to helping both brands grow rapidly and internationally. HBO Max is a great place to continue our mission of putting smiles on people’s faces.”
Wayans will be seen on the big screen in two upcoming movies, MGM’s Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, as well as Sofia Coppola’s On the Rocks at Apple/A24.