Craig Robinson is going to be Killing It at Peacock: The Office and Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor will star in the streamer’s potential new comedy series, written by B99 showrunners Dan Goor and Luke Del Tredici, per The Hollywood Reporter.
The project, which has a script-to-series commitment, “explores class, capitalism and one man’s quest to achieve the American dream. And also about hunting really big snakes.”
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Robinson previously worked with Goor and Del Tredici on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, where he recurs as Jake’s friend and nemesis Doug Judy (aka the Pontiac Bandit).
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* Kevin Smith is developing an animated Green Hornet series targeted at a family audience, our sister site Deadline reports. The project is “a tale of two Hornets — past and future — that spans generations,” Smith said in a statement.
* Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire) has joined Hulu’s limited series Nine Perfect Strangers as one of the stressed city dwellers who comes to a boutique health-and-wellness resort run by Nicole Kidman’s character, per Deadline.
* Showtime has renewed the documentary series Vice for Season 2.
* Parvesh Cheena (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Outsourced) has landed a series-regular role in Blindspot creator Martin Gero’s NBC comedy Connecting, about a group of friends trying to stay close (and sane) through video chats as they share the highs and lows of these extraordinary times, per Deadline.
* The special John Lewis: Celebrating a Hero, hosted by Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Gayle King and Brad Pitt, will air Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 10/9c on CBS. The program will feature performances by Common and John Legend.
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