TBS has given a straight-to-series order to a comedy created by Jordan Peele (of “Key & Peele” fame) and John Carcieri (“Vice Principals”), which will star Tracy Morgan, the cable network announced today.
The currently untitled series follows Morgan’s character, also named Tracy, who returns home after 15 years in prison, and is shocked to find that his Brooklyn neighborhood has been gentrified and that he’s the father of twin sons he never knew existed. In addition, his former girlfriend is married to a nice, successful white guy who’s helping raise the boys. Wanting nothing more than to connect with his kids, but having neither the money to support them nor himself, Tracy falls back on the skills he learned in prison to make ends meet while treading on unfamiliar territory, the official series description reads.
Morgan, Peele and Carcieri will executive-produce alongside Eric and Kim Tannenbaum and Joel Zadak.
Studio T will produce.
TBS has ordered 10 episodes of the comedy.
“Tracy and Jordan are two of today’s most sought-after and authentically funny comedians, and this show captures all the hilarity you would expect from this brilliant duo,” Brett Weitz, executive vice president of programming for TBS, said via statement. “TBS is becoming a home for the most creative and diverse comedy creators in the business, and Tracy and Jordan are a perfect fit for this network.”
The role marks Morgan’s first series-regular role since “3o Rock” ended its run in 2013, and since the 2014 accident that left him with life-threatening injuries.