According to Deadline, FX Networks has greenlit a series order for a half-hour comedy based on the life of rapper and comedian Lil Dicky, produced by comedic superstar Kevin Hart. This comes after it piloted the project with the Philly MC. The series is loosely based on Dicky’s real-life experiences.
Deadline reports, that the show centers on a suburban neurotic man in his late 20’s who has convinced himself that he’s destined to be one of the best rappers of all time. Now he must convince his closest friends because, with their help, he might actually convince the world.
“Not only has Dave Burd cemented his place in the rap community, but he’s now poised to take over TV with his infectious comedic sensibility in his own series,” said Grad. “We’re thrilled to have partnered with an impressive creative team featuring Jeff Schaffer, Saladin Patterson, Kevin Hart, Greg Mottola and Scooter Braun to bring the story of Lil Dicky to TV audiences.”
Burd added, “I’m so thankful for everyone who made this possible, it really is what I’ve been dreaming about since I was a kid. I love making people laugh, it’s my favorite thing ever. And even though I’m still fully in love with and committed to my career as a rapper, I’m excited to write jokes that don’t need to rhyme every time. Ugh, that rhymed.”