ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) — Tracy Morgan officially is headed back to the small screen for a new TBS comedy that has received a ten episode straight-to-series order.
TBS announced today that the Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock alum will be the focus of the untitled series. In it Morgan plays a newly released prisoner coming home after a 15-year stint. In the series, he will have to deal with the shock of how much the world has changed, including his gentrified neighborhood of Brooklyn, his former girlfriend who is now married to an affluent white man and his twin sons who he never knew existed.
The series, which is created and executive-produced by Jordan Peele and John Carcieri, is said to capture the rawness of Morgan’s stand-up as well as offer commentary on race relations the Gen X/Millennial gap and the American penal system.
Tracy also will serve as executive producer, along with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum and Joel Zadak.
Morgan was severely injured in a 2014 truck accident that killed his friend and writer James “Jimmy Mack” McNair.
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