Friday, November 2, 2018

Development News - Hulu Orders Pilot for Comedy 'Woke' Starring Lamorne Morris; Freeform's 'Breckman Rodeo' Sets Main Cast

Development News - November 2, 2018

Freeform's Breckman Rodeo and Hulu's Woke.

  • WOKE (Comedy, Single Camera/Animated Hybrid) - Starring Lamorne Morris (New Girl). Written by Keith Knight and Marshall Todd. Directed by Maurice Marable. Executive produced by Knight, Todd, Marable, Will Gluck, Richie Schwartz, Kate Schumaecker, John Will and Eric Christian Olsen. Produced by Sony Pictures Television and Olive Bridge Entertainment. Logline: Inspired by the life of The K Chronicles cartoonist Keith Knight, an African-American cartoonist (Morris) is on the cusp of mainstream success when his mild comics take a decidedly provocative tone following a run-in with police. Now, Keef is in an irreversible state of "woke" as he struggles to navigate his day-to-day existence without blowing up everything he's built - while animated objects invade his reality.
  • Jess Gabor, Noah Le Gros, Kayla Wallace, Diego Josef, Vinnie Bennett and James Tarpey will star in the drama pilot written by Steve Lerner. Furthermore, Wendey Stanzler will direct the pilot and serve as a co-executive producer.
  • Gabor (Shameless) will play Ashley, a smart and confident barrel racer who is determined to be the first female saddle bronc rider at the amateur rodeo.
  • Le Gros (The Get Down) will play Brant, a masterful rider who is about to go pro, leaving high school early to make his mark in the professional world of rodeo.
  • Wallace (Christmas Solo) will play Samantha, not a "rodeo type" who's been dealt more than her fair share of bad hands in life, but keeps fighting through them.
  • Josef (Goliath) will play Miles, the rodeo clown and a born showman, with a self-destructive streak that's just starting to surface.
  • Bennett (The Bad Seed) will play Vinnie, a bull rider who epitomizes all that is rodeo. He's usually the most handsome and charming guy in the room, and he knows it.
  • Tarpey (After Hours) will play Tuffy, the youngest rider who is often the brunt of some playful jokes. He has grown up in a tough environment and has learned some problematic attitudes.