Tracy Morgan to make sitcom return with comedy pilot
Comedy star Tracy Morgan will make his comeback on television with a FX comedy pilot penned by Jordon Peele.
The 47-year-old Saturday Night Live alum, whose career took a set back following his serious 2014 limo crash, will play an ex-con, who is released from prison after 15 years and tries to get his life back on track, reported Us magazine.
“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.
“We’ve been committed to Tracy from the start and are thrilled that Jordan, John, Eric and Joel are joining him in developing this new project,” said network executive Nick Grad in a statement.
Eastbound & Down producer John Carcieri will co-write the pilot along with Peele. Morgan, Peele and Carcieri are executive producing with Two and a Half Men producer Eric Tannenbaum and Key and Peele producer Joel Zadak. Ex-SNL star Morgan was involved in a deadly June 2014 automobile accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, when a Walmart semi truck driven by Kevin Roper, who had been awake for more than 24 hours, struck a vehicle carrying Morgan and others.