Tracy Morgan is heading back to television. The 30 Rock star has closed a deal to star in FX’s just green-lit comedy pilot Death Pact, which hails from Rob Long and Tad Safran. Production on the single-camera comedy pilot is slated to commence this Summer in either New York or New Jersey.
Penned by Long and Safran, Death Pact follows a formerly lazy, pot-dealing assistant high school coach (Morgan), who returns to his hometown as a decorated war hero. He runs across three down-on-their-luck friends and former students and sucks them into his new radical self-help philosophy, which involves harsh consequences for failure. The comedy is being produced by the Tannenbaum Company and FX Productions with, Long, Safran, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum serving as executive producers.
“Needless to say anything starring Tracy Morgan could be off-the-charts hilarious and we’re betting this one is,” said Nick Grad, FX’s Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development. “Rob Long, Tad Safran, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum have delivered a terrific starring vehicle for Tracy. We look forward to casting the other three co-stars and getting started with production. This is going to be fun.”