Tracy Morgan's comeback continues! As he resumes his career following his serious 2014 limo crash, the Saturday Night Live alum is returning to TV for an FX pilot, the network announced on Saturday, January 16.
The 47-year-old comedian will play an ex-con who is released from prison after 15 years and tries to get his life back on track. The news was announced during the Television Critics Association's winter press tour in Pasadena, California.
The pilot will be written by Key and Peele star Jordan Peele and Eastbound & Down producer John Carcieri. Morgan, Peele and Carcieri are executive-producing with Two and a Half Men producer Eric Tannenbaum and Key and Peele producer Joel Zadak.
"What an unbeatable combination — Tracy Morgan and Jordan Peele — two exceptional comics joining forces with a great team of writers and producers to create and produce this pilot for FX Networks," said network exec Nick Grad in a statement. "We've been committed to Tracy from the start and are thrilled that Jordan, John, Eric and Joel are joining him in developing this new project."
Morgan suffered broken bones and a serious brain injury in an auto accident while a passenger in a limo in June 2014. His friend and fellow comedian Jimmy Mack was killed in the accident, and Morgan spent several months recovering from his injuries. Before the crash, Morgan had filmed an FX pilot with the creators of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which is no longer moving forward.
The 30 Rock actor has been gradually resuming his career since his surprise appearance on stage at the 2015 Emmy Awards ceremony in September. He hosted Saturday Night Live in October and provided a voice-over as the narrator in Seth Rogen's November comedy The Night Before.
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