Before Kevin Hart was selling out arenas and starring in blockbuster movies, he was a sneaker salesman in Philly at a mall.
His past life is coming back in the form of a half-hour comedy series called, True to Size, for Peacock.
True To Size is based on Hart’s pre-comedy days as a sneaker salesman in a Philadelphia mall back in the ’90s. The upcoming series will follow 20-something Kevin after he stumbles into a new job selling sneakers at Sneaker World, and the family he makes out of its crew of b-team misfits who are all equally as lost on the path to ‘figuring out’ life in their 20s.
Dan Levy created, wrote, and is producing the series which the streamer acquired the autobiographical project in what Deadline reports was a “competitive situation.” Hart will serve as executive producer through his company Hartbeat Productions, alongside Doug Robinson and Sony Pictures Television.
This isn’t the first time Hart has used his life as inspiration for a show. His most recent limited series True Story was inspired by his life and he starred opposite Wesley Snipes.
The projects marks a re-teaming for Levy and Robinson. Levy was a writer and co-executive producer on the first six seasons of ABC’s The Goldbergs, which Robinson executive produces, and he created and served as showrunner on NBC’s Indebted, which Robinson also exec produced. Levy most recently served as co-executive producer on Hulu’s How I Met Your Father.