TBS announced Monday it has given a 10-episode order to a comedy starring Tracy Morgan commenting on race relations, the Generation X/millennial gap and the American penal system.
Morgan stars in the untitled series as a man released on good behavior from a 15-year prison sentence who is shocked to see how much the world has changed in his absence, according to the cable network.
Morgan’s character returns to his old neighborhood in Brooklyn which has been gentrified and learns his former girlfriend has married a successful white man who is helping raise his twin sons he never knew existed.
Wanting nothing more than to connect with his children, but having neither the money to support them nor himself, Morgan’s character falls back on the skills he learned in prison to make ends meet while treading on unfamiliar territory.
The series is created by comedian Jordan Peele and John Carcieri, a producer of the HBO comedy “Vice Principals.” Its other producers include the husband-and-wife duo Eric and Kim Tannenbaum, whose extensive credits include the 2003-2015 CBS comedy “Two and a Half Men.”