A new comedy is (possibly) coming to HBO. Created by and starring former Late Night With Jimmy Fallon writers and performers Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin, HBO had originally dismissed the pitch, but now has shown new interest in the project, which will be exec. produced by Lorne Michaels. Currently titled Brothers in Atlanta, the shows plot will follow two best friends, Langston (Riddle) and Moose (Salahuddin) as they navigate life in the ATL.
Langston, an Atlanta native, is a struggling DJ while Moose, new to the Empire of The South, is a backup singer with big dreams but lacking confidence. The series uses the New South as its backdrop and has signed SNL alum Maya Rudolph, and eccentric actor Jaden Smith to guest star in the pilot. Rudolph is set to play Shirle, Langston’s boss, a retired R&B diva, while Smith will play Curtis, Langston’s young but questionable next-door neighbor. If the pilot gets picked up, Rudolph and Smith are expected to sign on as full-time characters.
With great writers and a potentially strong cast, the show should be a humorous look into the culture of a great American city. The pilot is set to film in Spring 2015.