Kevin Hart Animated Comedy, ‘Lil Kev,’ Based On His Childhood, Is In Development At Fox
Photo Credit: AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16: Actor Kevin Hart poses for a portrait for the film 'Get Hard' during 2015 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at the Paramount Theatre on March 15, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
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Kevin Hart Animated Comedy, ‘Lil Kev,’ Based On His Childhood, Is In Development At Fox

Kevin Hart just won’t let up!

The comedian has set up an animated comedy series at Fox written by Michael Price (The Simpsons) and Matt Claybrooks (Everybody Hates Chris). The network has ordered a pilot presentation for the potential series.

Hart will voice the comedy with Wanda Sykes, Keith Robertson, Gerald “Slink” Johnson and Deon Cole.

This is a part of Fox’s attempt to put out new animated efforts.

The description per Deadline, who broke the news:“Written by Price and Claybrooks, Lil Kev is the story of a 12-year-old, pint-sized, optimistic, highly imaginative kid who navigates growing up in the crime filled inner-city of North Philly with the help and sometimes hindrance of his strong, quick-tempered mother, drug addicted father, pessimistic older brother, ex-con uncle and wise-ass talking dog.”

Fox’s new entertainment president Michael Thorn told Deadline, “I really want a new animated series, that’s a huge priority. It’s a such a strong part of our brand. I think what many people think of Fox is they think of our animated shows, and it would be great to add another original animated series to go with the three series we have on right now, The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers. (Primetime animation) is so specific to Fox, we re the only ones who do it in broadcast, and I think we should continue to own that space.”

On the series, he said, “It’s About Kevin Hart’s experiences growing up and how his relationship with his mother and his community led to his optimistic, positive outlook despite some of the challenges and circumstances that he grew up with.”

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