Jonathan Levine will direct the project, which will follow teenage Willy as he transfers into the nicest private school in Miami and moves in with his uncle, a celebrity chef. The series, for which Fox bought the script with a penalty, hails from Endemol Shine Studios with EVP Jeremy Gold overseeing the project. David Ortiz is a co exec producer.
Levine’s directing credits include films “Warm Bodies,” “50/50” and “The Wackness,” and he created “Rush” on USA. Penn has writing credits on series including Starz’s “Power” and “Survivor’s Remorse,” both of which he also produces.