FX CEO Reveals Tracy Morgan Comedy Still a Go; 'Encouraged' by Comic's Progress
At today's Summer TCA press tour, FX CEO John Landgraf gave the media an update on the status of the Tracy Morgan comedy project which was originally scheduled to begin filming this summer, prior to a tragic accident which left comedian Jimmy Mack dead and Morgan critically injured.
"We're extremely encouraged by his progress and remain excited by his new show," shared Landgraf. "Whenever Tracy says he's ready to come back, we'll be ready to get going."
The exec did not comment on whether the show's original name, 'Death Pact', or its storyline, which features Morgan as a former pot-dealing high school coach who returns to his hometown as a war hero, would still remain in tact.
The June 7th fatal crash occured when Morgan and his fellow passengers were returning from a comedy gig in Delaware. Morgan suffered several Cracked ribs and a broken leg, while his friend and fellow comedian James 'Jimmy Mack' McNair was killed. Other passengers in the limousine bus were also seriously injured. The limo was slammed into by a Walmart tractor-trailer driven by 35-year-old Kevin Roper.
Lewis Kay, a publicist for Morgan, recently released a statement revealing: "Tracy has been released from the rehabilitation center and will continue his recovery efforts at home with an aggressive outpatient program. He asked me to pass along his sincerest gratitude to everyone who has helped him get to this point."