Tracy Morgan's comeback continues.
The comedian and actor has closed a deal to develop and star in a comedy pilot for FX Networks. The pilot will be written by Key & Peele star Jordan Peele and Eastbound &Down's John Carcieri, who will executive-produce alongside Morgan, Eric Tannenbaum and Joel Zadak.
The comedy, which is scheduled to shoot this summer, features a career criminal who is released from prison after 15 years. But as he tries to reintegrate himself back into society, he struggles with the modern world of political correctness and the Internet.
"What an unbeatable combination - Tracy Morgan and Jordan Peele - two exceptional comics joining forces with a great team of writers and producers to create and produce this pilot for FX Networks," President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions Nick Grad said in a statement "We've been committed to Tracy from the start and are thrilled that Jordan, John, Eric and Joel are joining him in developing this new project."
This news comes after Morgan's recent return to performing after being seriously injured in a 2014 car crash that killed one and injured seven others. Morgan made a surprise appearance at the Emmys in September and hosted Saturday Night Live in October. He will launch a comedy tour in February.
Morgan was previously set to star in an FXX series from It's Always Sunny's Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton and Luvh Rakhe, which the network ordered straight to series in April 2014. The project was put on hold following Morgan's accident, but the network said the show would be waiting for Morgan whenever he was healthy enough to continue. It's unclear how this pilot order impacts the previous project.