FX Networks has ordered a pilot for a half-hour comedy based on the life of rapper and comedian Dave Burd, known best by his stage name Lil Dicky. The series is centered around a suburban neurotic man in his late twenties who has convinced himself that he is destined to be one of the best rappers of all time. Now he must convince the world.
Based on a story co-written by Burd and co-creator Jeff Schaffer, Burd wrote the teleplay for the untitled pilot and will star in it as well as serve as executive producer for music. The pilot will be directed by Greg Mottola (“Adventureland,” “Superbad”).
The pilot is executive produced by Burd, Schaffer (“The League,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Kevin Hart and Hartbeat Productions (“TKO: Total Knock Out,” “Real Husbands of Hollywood”), Mottola, Marty Bowen (“Mr. Mercedes,” “Rosewood”), Scooter Braun, Mike Hertz, James Shin and Scott Manson. The pilot is being produced by FX Productions.