Hart will play Kid, a world-famous comedian who makes a tour stop in his hometown of Philadelphia and visits his older brother Carlton, played by Snipes. However, the events of one lost evening turn into matters of life or death that threaten to destroy Kid’s career and everything he has built.
“I’ve never been more excited about an acting project in my career. I’ve always been a fan of Wesley Snipes and working with him is mind-blowing,” said Hart in a statement. “Having HartBeat Productions at the helm and working alongside Eric Newman as a partner and creative arm has been unreal, nobody is ready for what this show is going to be.”
The series will mark a dramatic turn for Hart, who also serves as an executive producer. “True Story” is written by Eric Newman (“Narcos,” “Narcos: Mexico”) under his overall TV deal with Netflix. Newman will also executive produce in addition to Charles Murray (“Luke Cage,” “Sons of Anarchy”). Hart’s HartBeat Productions serve as producers with Mike Stein and Tiffany Brown, alongside Caroline Currier overseeing for Grand Electric.
Stephen Williams (“Watchmen,” “Lost”) will direct and executive produce the first four episodes, and Hanelle Culpepper (“Star Trek Picard,” “Kung Fu”) will direct the final four episodes.
“Kevin Hart’s career is one defined by courageous creative risks and Wesley Snipes is a legendary talent — together they are truly a dream team,” said Newman. “I am absolutely thrilled to be working with these two. As always, I am grateful to Netflix for their continued support, as well as to Charles Murray, Stephen Williams, and Hanelle Culpepper for their creative partnership.”