Former “30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan will develop and star in a comedy pilot for FX Networks to be written by Jordan Peele (“Key and Peele”) and John Carcieri (“Eastbound & Down”). Morgan will play a career criminal 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, internet, and self-driving cars.
Morgan, Peele and Carcieri (Eastbound & Down, Vice Principals) will serve as executive producers of the untitled pilot along with Eric Tannenbaum (“The Odd Couple”) and Joel Zadak (“Key and Peele”). The half-hour pilot episode will be produced by FX Productions and is tentatively set to begin production this summer.