Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Development News - Showtime Orders Pilot for Comedy 'The Wood' Based on Rick Famuyiwa's Film

Development News - August 24, 2021

Showtime's The Wood.

  • THE WOOD (Comedy, Single Camera) - Based on the 1999 feature film of the same name. Written by The Chi showrunner Justin Hillian. Directed by the film's co-writer and director Rick Famuyiwa. Executive produced by Hillian, Famuyiwa, David Gale and Van Toffler. Produced by Paramount Television Studios and Gunpowder & Sky. Logline: An honest look at friendship and dating from the perspective of three young Black men born and raised in the gentrifying L.A. suburb of Inglewood, fondly referred to by locals as the City of Champions. The trio's struggles to balance fatherhood, ambition and loyalty force them to question if they are growing apart... or closer together.