Showtime has given a pilot order to prospective comedy series “The Wood”, based on the feature film written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa (“The Chi”, “Dope”). The logline: “The Wood” is an honest look at friendship and dating from the perspective of three young Black males born and raised in the gentrifying L.A. suburb of Inglewood, fondly referred to by locals as the City Of Champions. The trio’s struggles to balance fatherhood, ambition and loyalty force them to question if they are growing apart…or closer together. With a knowing nod back to the characters of the 1999 film on which it is based, this romantic comedy showcases the humor and heart of young Black men and women trying to navigate life, love and likes on the ’Gram.
Famuyiwa will direct the pilot and executive produce with Justin Hillian (“The Chi”, “Snowfall”), who will write the script. The project is a production of Paramount Television Studios. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine and Jana Winograde, Presidents of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc.
“The Wood” is executive produced by Justin Hillian, Rick Famuyiwa, David Gale and Van Toffler.