Tracy Morgan is set for a return to the small screen, with Deadline reporting that the comedian is set to star in a new pilot for FX Networks, which has been co-written by Jordan Peele (Key & Peele) and John Carcieri (Eastbound & Down).
The pilot follows “a career criminal (Morgan) who is released from prison after 15 long years, hoping to reintegrate into a society that long ago left him behind. Now a man whose only expertise is making grilled cheese with an iron must navigate a modern world of political correctness, the Internet, and self-driving cars.”
“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,” said FX’s Nick Grad. “We’ve been committed to Tracy from the start and are thrilled that Jordan, John [and executive producers Eric Tannenbaum and Joel Zadak] are joining him in developing this new project.”