Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Martin Lawrence Breaks Out With His Own Animated Series & More!

News is breaking out all over the internet of what we reported several months ago about Martin Lawrence developing an animated series for the FOX network. As we originally reported the show is based on his experiences growing up in Washington D.C. and Prince George's County, MD.

Today the Hollywood Reporter also confirmed that the show will follow the adventures of 13-year-old Martin as he comes of age in the D.C. area. (Does Everybody Hates Chris come to mind here?)

Anyway, the show is going to be produced by 20th Century Fox TV and written by Rodney Barnes, who was a co-executive producer of 'Til Death, Everybody Hates Chris and the animated The Boondocks. Barnes, like Martin, grew up in Maryland.

But that’s not all; it looks like his production company Runtelldat Productions has several other projects up it’s sleeve- one is a single-camera series for the Starz Network that revolves around an interracial family. The other show a multi-camera family comedy set at a funeral home that is not yet picked up by any network.

The inter-racial show is about a white guy from a trailer park who marries a well-to-do black woman. It's based on the real-life experiences of comedian Gary Owen, the only white comedian to host BET's Comic View and a featured comic on the Starz program Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up.

Stay tuned for more on this shortly.

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