Kevin Hart is bringing one of his movies to prime-time television. The Jumanji star is turning his 2018 movie Night School into a sitcom for NBC.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hart will be executive producing the comedy through his production company, Hartbeat Productions. Similar to the film, the TV series will follow a group of adults who bond while attending a night school GED prep class. The group connects over shared experiences and end up helping each other both inside and outside of the classroom.
Will Packer, Malcolm D. Lee, and Sheila Ducksworth will co-produce the sitcom alongside Hart. Packer also produced the film, Night School, while Lee served as the director. Chris Moynihan, who worked on the sitcom, Marlon, will work behind the scenes as the series’ writer and executive producer.
While critics didn’t give raved reviews for Night School, it seemed to be a favorite with fans, grossing $27 million it’s opening weekend and $103 million altogether worldwide.
The film followed Hart’s character Teddy Walker, a salesman who finds himself in night school pursuing his GED after he accidentally blows up his place of employment.
Hart recently produced his Netflix docuseries, Don’t F**k This Up, which gave an up-close and personal look into his life. The docuseries addresses two of the biggest scandals of his career: stepping down from hosting the Oscars after he refused to apologize about homophobic tweets and being exposed for cheating on his wife, Eniko, who was pregnant at the time. The series also discussed his longtime friend, Johnathan Todd Jackson’s attempt to extort the comedian over the affair.
In the docuseries, Hart expressed being thankful that he and Eniko were able to keep their family intact.
“I applaud my wife for just displaying a high level of strength that I can’t even explain,” Hart said. “I applaud her for being my backbone, my support system, and, more importantly, taking my life to the next level.
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