According to Humor Mill Magazine actor Morris Chestnut has landed a development deal with BET that will include an upcoming television series.
Humor Mill Magazine announced that Chestnut will both develop and play the lead role of the new series, as well as develop additional projects with BET. The actor has recently appeared on Showtime’s original series Nurse Jackie for ten episodes, as well as FX’s American Horror Story, according to IMDB. Chestnut has an extensive background acting in films as well.
Indiewire noted his interest in production, quoting a recent interview with Independent Online, a South African news site. Chestnut said, “I am venturing into doing more things behind the camera. I don’t want to be director, I enjoy just bringing projects together. You know, in America I have sold a couple of television shows. None of them have aired yet. I will probably get a few projects as a producer so that is my next step in Hollywood.”
In that interview, Chestnut also discussed “Asylum Down”, a film he will star and produce. The role will be that of “a reluctant heir to the gold and platinum reserves owned by a modern-day African royal family, who takes over the land and pushes it into the ruthless world markets, which could be to the family’s detriment,” quoted Indiewire.