Comedian Kevin Hart will star alongside fellow actor Wesley Snipes in new Netflix limited series True Story, which is set to debut this November. This series, which revealed first-look images today, will mark Hart’s turn from his usual comedic repertoire to a more dramatic genre. In addition, True Story, as the name itself suggests, will also serve as a fictionalized perspective of Hart’s life.
In this upcoming show, Hart and Snipes will play a pair of siblings. Hart is Kid, a globally famous comedian and actor who returns to his origins, the city of Philadelphia, to kick off his stand-up tour and visit his wayward older brother. Snipes plays Carlton, Kid’s brother, who joins him one eventful evening that will put their unstable brotherly bond to the test. Together, they attempt to placate the consequences of that one lost evening and prevent Kid’s career and reputation from going down the drain.
True Story is executive produced by Hart and Narcos showrunner Eric Newman. Mike Stein and Tiffany Brown from Hart’s production company, Hartbeat Productions, are also serving as co-producers. Charles Murray, Sons of Anarchy writer and producer, is serving as showrunner. Stephen Williams (Watchmen, Lost) will direct and executive produce the first half of the eight episodes, and Hanelle Culpepper (Star Trek Picard, Kung Fu) will direct the second half. Other members of the confirmed cast include Tawny Newsome, Will Catlett, Paul Adelstein, Ash Santos, Lauren London, John Ales, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Billy Zane.
The upcoming limited drama series is shot in Los Angeles as well as partly in Philadelphia. True Story has its global release date set for November 24 as a Netflix exclusive. Check out more first-look images below: