Deadline reviews that Showtime has ordered a pilot for a brand new tv collection primarily based on the 1999 movie, The Wooden, which was written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa. His credit additionally embrace the movies Dope, Brown Sugar, and Speak to Me, in addition to episodes of The Chi and The Mandalorian. In collaboration with Famuyiwa’s route, Justin Hillian (The Chi, Snowfall) will write the pilot and function govt producer.
The Wooden is a comedy primarily based on the 1999 characteristic movie of the identical. The unique, which starred Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones and Taye Diggs, adopted the lives of three longtime associates over a span of some a long time. Famuyima’s semi-autobiographical movie was co-written by Todd Boyd, and in addition featured Sanaa Lathan, LisaRaye McCoy, and Malinda Williams.
Showtime’s new collection hopeful will discover friendship and relationship from the distinct views of three younger Black males born and raised in Inglewood, Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles. As the town experiences gentrification, the three should steadiness fatherhood, ambition, and loyalty to one another, at a time when their companionship is being examined essentially the most. Set within the current day, new problems, similar to social media, are in play for these characters, in addition to the loves and lack thereof, of their lives.
Whereas it’s unclear when The Wooden is about to debut on Showtime, or its solid, the inclusion of Famuyiwa and Hillian provides promise to the way forward for this collection. The Wooden’s pilot shall be a manufacturing of Paramount Tv Studios and can be govt produced by David Gale and Van Toffler, for Gunpowder & Sky.