Marlon Wayans Moves Semi-Autobiographical Comedy Series ‘Book of Marlon’ From HBO Max to Starz
“Marlon Wayans will play a fictionalized version of himself exploring his professional life as a comedian and actor, as well as his personal life as he attempts to reconcile being a good person and loving father with being Marlon.”
Longtime collaborators Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin (Sherman’s Showcase) — who inked an overall deal with Warner Bros. TV in 2020 — will serve as showrunners on Book of Marlon and will exec-produce with Marlon Wayans, Michael Rotenberg (Insecure) and Rick Alvarez, who has worked with Wayans on numerous past projects.
Kathryn Busby–president of original programming at Starz– had this to say about the new comedy series:
“We are beyond thrilled to develop this sophisticated and hilarious series with Marlon, Diallo, Bashir and Rick, who each bring their own level of artistry and authenticity to everything they touch.”
“I’ve long admired Diallo’s and Bashir’s work, and I’m excited to be working on a project as special as this with the incomparable Marlon Wayans at the center.”
Marlon Wayans added:
“We’re excited to be in business with such enthusiastic partners. Starz is a big brand, and we are happy to bring some smiles to the table. It’s great to know that we can push the envelope and get into some good, fun trouble with this project on this platform. Diallo and Bashir are good friends and great collaborators. Book of Marlon will be smart, fun and twisted with a dash of heart and a whole lot of unapologetic humor.”
This is the latest semi-autobiographical comedy series in which Marlon Wayans will star in. He previously starred in “Marlon” at NBC, which ran for two seasons. He infamously co-created and co-starred in the show “The Wayans Bros.” with real-life brother Shawn Wayans on The WB from 1995-99. Wayans is also known for his work in hit shows like “In Living Color” and in films like the “Scary Movie” franchise, “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood,” and “White Chicks.”
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