8:58am PT by Mikey O'Connell
Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes to Star in Netflix Limited Series 'True Story'
The incredibly prolific Kevin Hart has lined up another project, starring in a new Netflix limited series alongside Wesley Snipes.
A departure from much of Hart's resume, True Story is a drama and being written and executive produced by Narcos and Narcos: Mexico showrunner Eric Newman.
“I’ve never been more excited about an acting project in my career," said Hart, who is also executive producing under his Hartbeat Productions banner. "I’ve always been a fan of Wesley Snipes and working with him is mind-blowing. Having HartBeat Productions at the helm and working alongside Eric Newman as a partner and creative arm has been unreal, nobody is ready for what this show is going to be.”
Focusing on a comedian named Kid (Hart) reconnecting with his wayward older brother Carlton (Snipes) during a tour stop in Philadelphia, True Story examines the fall-out of a lost evening the two share that threatens to destroy Kid's career.
Joining Newman and Hart as executive producers are Charles Murray, who will serve as showunner, and Stephen Williams, who will direct the first four episodes. Hanelle Culpepper will direct the final four episodes.
“Kevin Hart’s career is one defined by courageous creative risks and Wesley Snipes is a legendary talent — together they are truly a dream team," added Newman. "I am absolutely thrilled to be working with these two. As always, I am grateful to Netflix for their continued support, as well as to Charles Murray, Stephen Williams, and Hanelle Culpepper for their creative partnership.”
Netflix was most recently home to Hart's latest standup special Zero F**ks Given, which dropped in November.