HAMILTON's Thomas Kail Teams with Common for New FOX Comedy About 90's Rapper
According to Deadline, Tony and Emmy Award winner Thomas Kail (HAMILTON, GREASE LIVE) will team with rapper-actor-producer Common to produce a new comedy for FOX titled 93 TIL INFINITY, about a 90's rapper. The project will be penned by "How to Make It in America" creator Ian Edelman. The single-camera buddy comedy has already received a script commitment at Fox.
Based on an original idea, 93 til Infinity will follow "a prolific (black) rapper from the 90's, struggling in present day to figure out the next chapter of his life, who reconnects with his (white) best friend from middle school, struggling with family and real responsibilities, equally desperate for a midlife reboot."Edelman, Kail and Common will executive produce alongside Danielle Sanchez-Witzel who will serve as showrunner.
Common was recently seen on the big screen in Suicide Squad and Barbershop: The Next Cut, and received an Academy Award for co-writing the song GLORY from Selma. Kail recently won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Broadway's HAMILTON. Last month, he won an Emmy Award for his direction of FOX's GREASE LIVE. His other Broadway credits include In the Heights (Tony nom.), Lombardi, Magic/Bird. Off-Broadway credits include Hamilton (the Public; Drama Desk, Lortel and Obie Awards), In the Heights (Callaway Award, Drama Desk/OCC noms), Randy Newman's Faust and The Wiz (City Center), Broke-ology and When I Come to Die (LCT), Family Furniture (The Flea, Drama Desk nom), The Tutors (2ST Uptown).
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