Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Netflix Orders Limited Series 'True Story' Starring Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes

Netflix has today given a series order to the original limited series True Story starring Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes. The series will produce 8 episodes.

A tour stop in Kid's (Hart) hometown of Philadelphia becomes a matter of life and death for one of the world's most famous comedians when the consequences of a lost evening with his wayward older brother, Carlton (Snipes), threaten to destroy everything he's built.

Eric Newman (Narcos) created the limited series, with Charles Murray (Luke Cage) set as showrunner. They will executive produce with Hart, Caroline Currier, Mike Stein and Tiffany Brown. Grand Electric and Hartbeat Productions will produce.

Stephen Williams (Watchmen) will direct and executive produce the first four episodes. Hanelle Culpepper (Star Trek: Picard) will direct the final four episodes.

"Kevin Hart's career is one defined by courageous creative risks and Wesley Snipes is a legendary talent - together they are truly a dream team," said Newman. "I am absolutely thrilled to be working with these two. As always, I am grateful to Netflix for their continued support, as well as to Charles Murray, Stephen Williams, and Hanelle Culpepper for their creative partnership."

"I've never been more excited about an acting project in my career," added Hart. "I've always been a fan of Wesley Snipes and working with him is mind-blowing. Having Hartbeat Productions at the helm and working alongside Eric Newman as a partner and creative arm has been unreal, nobody is ready for what this show is going to be."