Turner’s TBS has cast Cedric the Entertainer, Taylor Mosby and Dante Hoagland as regulars in the upcoming comedy series “The Last O.G.”, starring Tracy Morgan. They join Allen Maldonado, Ryan Gaul and Tiffany Haddish in the scripted comedy. Produced by Turner’s Studio T, the series was created by Jordan Peele and John Carcieri, who also serve as executive producers with Morgan, Eric Tannebaum, Kim Tannenbaum and Joel Zadak of Principato Young.
“The Last O.G.”, slated to launch later this year on TBS, centers on Tray (Morgan), an ex-con who is shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released on good behavior from a 15-year prison stint. Returning to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, he discovers that his former girlfriend, Shay (Haddish), has married an affable, successful white man who is helping raise Tray’s twin sons who he never knew existed. Wanting nothing more than to connect with his kids, but having neither the money to support them nor himself, Tray falls back on the skills he learned in prison to make ends meet while treading unfamiliar territory.
Cedric the Entertainer will play Miniard Mullins, the head of the halfway house where Tray comes to stay after prison. He thinks of himself as the pinnacle of charisma at the house.
Mosby and Hoagland will portray Amira and Shahzad, Shay’s fraternal twins. They both physically resemble Tray but grew up in private schools and can’t relate to his hardscrabble upbringing. Tray is pretty certain that the twins are his, although Shay hasn’t admitted it yet.
“The Last O.G.” is the latest series to join TBS’s growing slate of comedy series. All six of TBS’s 2016 comedies were renewed for new seasons.