It seems like even with recent scandals, Kevin Hart cannot lose! And now he has another endeavor coming to life with the pilot for his animated series, “Lil Kev“, being picked up by 20th Century Fox and Lionsgate Entertainment.
The script, written by Michael Price (The Simpsons) and Matt Claybrooks (Everybody Hates Chris), is a coming of age tale of a curious and imaginative pint-sized 12-year-old boy, growing up in a rough north Philly neighborhood and all the hilarious dramatics that come along with it: The witty, quick-tempered, overbearing mother, a crack addicted father, a simple minded yet overprotective older brother, a prison rat uncle, and of course a hilarious wisecracking dog who tags along with him everywhere.
FOX’s new entertainment president, Michael Thorn recently expressed his support for the Kevin Hart sitcom:
“I really want a new animated series…. It’s such a strong part of our brand…. It’s about Kevin Hart’s experiences growing up and how his relationship with his mother and his community led to his optimistic, positive outlook despite some of the challenges and circumstances that he grew up with.”
Hart will be voicing his own character alongside funny lady Wanda Sykes, Keith Robertson, Gerald “Slink” Johnson and the ever so witty Deon Cole. All of whom lend their talents around Lil Kev’s character.
The energetic comedian has previously lent his voice to other animated films like The Secret Life of Pets and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, however this will be the first project centered on his own life.
With that said, Hart’s career has been thriving lately. In addition to the series, he is also scheduled to begin filming a sequel for box office smash “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” which originally pulled in over $850 million in revenue. Guess we will see if the kid can keep things rolling.
We see you Kev!
– DeShonna Watson