Marlon Wayans’ new comedy Book of Marlon moves from HBO Max to Starz.
Wayans is set to star in, co-write, and executive produce the half-hour comedy which inspired by his life and career. The project hails from Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin, Wayans’ longtime producing partner Rick Alvarez (Marlon), Michael Rotenberg and Warner Bros. TV.
In Book of Marlon, Wayans will play a fictionalized version of himself, exploring his professional life as a comedian and actor, as well as his personal life as he attempts to reconcile being a good person and loving father with being Marlon.
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Riddle and Salahuddin will serve as showrunners and executive produce through their overall deal with Warner Bros. Television. Alvarez and 3 Arts Entertainment’s Rotenberg also executive produce. Wayans, Riddle, Salahuddin and Alvarez will co-write the pilot episode.
Book of Marlon is produced by Warner Bros. Television for Starz.
Wayans can be seen this fall in Netflix’s The Curse of Bridge Hollow in which he produced and stars in. He recently wrapped production on Ben Affleck’s Nike drama for Amazon Studios, Skydance Sports and Mandalay Pictures.