Jamie Foxx is certainly having a good year; his new film, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, is due to be released this month, and he has also been confirmed as Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from director Marc Webb. We still have to wait a while to catch a glimpse of Foxx as the Marvel villain, with the Spider-Man sequel scheduled to be released on April 18th , 2014, but in the meantime Deadline has revealed that the actor has found time to develop a new TV show with TNT called Hit.
Co-written by Foxx and Robert Port (Numbers), the new show centres on two former high school football teammates and best friends — one a QB, one a WR -– who years later are “drafted” by the Miami P.D. and assigned to the High Impact Team (H.I.T). The same shorthand that made them unstoppable on the gridiron makes them great partners taking down the most dangerous criminals in the city.
The versatile singer/songwriter, actor and comedian is no stranger to television having started his career on the small screen in shows like In Living Color and Hangin’ with Mr Cooper, as well as his own comedy TV series The Jamie Foxx Show. Foxx and Port will serve as executive producers on Hit, but there’s no news as to whether the actor will make an appearance in the new show.