It looks like Kevin Hart is taking his talents to the small screen. According to Deadline, the Philadelphia comedian is getting his own animated TV series called Lil Kev which will be coming to Fox. Written by Michael Price (The Simpsons) and Matt Claybrooks, Lil Kev will be a series based on Hart’s childhood, with voice overs coming from Kevin Hart ( course), Wanda Sykes, Keith Robertson, Gerald Johnson, and Deon Cole.
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The show’s premise allegedly focuses around “the story a 12-year-old, pint-sized, optimistic, highly imaginative kid who navigates growing up in the crime filled inner-city North Philly,” Deadline reports. The series will also include appearances from “his strong, quick-tempered mother, drug addicted father, pessimistic older brother, ex-con uncle, and wise-ass talking dog.”
Fox’s new entertainment president, Michael Thorn, gave his own theory the show’s plotline and said, “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 the challenges and circumstances that he grew up with.”
Thorn also added that Lil Kev was made because Fox’s desire to add new animated programming. “I really want a new animated series, that’s a huge priority,” he said. “It’s a such a strong part our brand. I think what many people think Fox is they think our animated shows, and it would be great to add another original animated series to go with the three series we have on right now: The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Bob’s Burgers.”
This reports comes just hours after finding out that Kevin Hart will also be starring in the sequel to Jumanji as well. So it’s safe to say Hart is one busy ass man.
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No word yet when the animated series will air, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted once we find out, along with any other information. Who’s interested in seeing an animated Kevin Hart show on Fox?