Tracy Morgan's comeback continues. The comedian and actor has closed a deal to develop and star in a comedy pilot for FX Networks. The pilot will be written by Key & Peelestar Jordan Peele and Eastbound & Down's John Carcieri, who will executive-produce alongside Morgan, Eric Tannenbaum, and Joel Zadak
The comedy, which is scheduled to shoot this summer, features a career criminal who is released from prison after 15 years. But as he tries to reintegrate himself back into society, he struggles with the modern world of political correctness and the internet.
This news comes after Morgan's recent return to performing after being seriously injured in a 2014 car crash that killed one and injured seven others. Morgan made a surprise appearance at the Emmys in September and hosted Saturday Night Live in October. He will launch a comedy tour in February.
Morgan was previously set to star in an FXX series from It's Always Sunny's Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Glen Howerton, and Luvh Rakhe, which the network ordered straight to series in April 2014. The project was put on hold following Morgan's accident, but the network said the show would be waiting for Morgan whenever he was healthy enough to continue. It's unclear how this pilot order impacts the previous project.