Netflix announced that the upcoming limited series, True Story, will premiere on November 24, via TVLine. The show stars Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes. According to Netflix’s description, the show is about “a tour stop becomes a matter of life and death for one of the world’s most famous comedians when the consequences of a lost evening with his wayward older brother threaten to destroy everything he’s built.” Hart will play the comedian named Kid, and Snipes will play Kid’s brother, Carlton.
Kevin Hart, Wesley Snipes Drama Series ‘True Story’ Sets Netflix Premiere Date (TV News Roundup) https://t.co/yeV4aXr0KH
— Variety (@Variety) September 16, 2021
Hart’s role is different than anything we’ve seen from him. Known for his stand-up comedy performances, this new character marks another one of the comedian’s dramatic role following Fatherhood. Hart’s role, Kid, is a fictionalized figure of himself. As the story takes place in Philadelphia, Hart’s hometown, the show could resemble many of Hart’s real-life events. Hart will also executively produce this show. Before, Hart executively produced and hosted TKO: Total Knock Out, an obstacle course competition series, for CBS in 2018.
True Story is Snipes’ return to television since his appearance on the FX vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows back in 2019. Snipes is known for his performance in the Blade film trilogy, Passenger 57, The Expendables 3, and more.
Eric Newman, the executive producer and showrunner of Narcos: Mexico, will join Hart to executively produce True Story. Stephen Williams, who produced Lost and Watchmen, will direct and produce the first four episodes. Hanelle Culpepper, known for her work in Star Trek Picard and Kung Fu, will direct the last four episodes.
I’m about to drop a TV series on @netflix called “True Story” ….it’s a thriller….then dropping another action comedy….another audio book….
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) September 14, 2021
Other cast members of the series include Tawny Newsome (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$), Paul Adelstein (Prison Break), Will Catlett (Love Is), Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley), Lauren London (ATL), Ash Santos (American Horror Story), and Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy).