'King of Queens' vet to pen Starz comedy

Mike Soccio will also exec produce Runteldat Ent. project

Mike Soccio ("The King of Queens") has been tapped to write and exec produce an untitled Gary Owen comedy project for Starz.

The single-camera comedy, about a modern interracial couple living in Los Angeles, is from Martin Lawrence's Runteldat Entertainment banner, with Lawrence, Robert Lawrence and Darice Rollins on board to produce.

Soccio, who recently co-wrote the feature script "Trophy Husbands" for producer Mark Gordon, is also working on a pilot script with Generate Management under its 20th TV deal. He's repped by UTA and Generate.