Kevin Hart’s Animated Series Lil Kev is coming to Fox
By: Nicole Little Bradley
Despite Kevin Hart providing comic relief at the Super Bowl, where he was laughed at more than laughed with. Hart is super busy checking goals off his list, as it has been reported that Fox has ordered production of his new series, Lil Kev.
Fox has picked up Lil Kev, an animated pilot presentation based on the comedy of Kevin Hart. Which he will be voicing alongside Wanda Sykes, Keith Robertson, Gerald “Slink” Johnson and Deon Cole.
Lil Kev is the story of a 12-year old, pint-sized, highly imaginative kid who navigates growing up in the crime filled inner-city of North Philly with the help and sometimes hindrance of his strong, quick tempered mother, drug addicted father, pessimistic older brother, ex-con uncle and wise-ass talking dog.
The 20th Century Fox TV/Lionsgate TV project written by Michael Price (The Simpsons) and Matt Claybrooks (Everybody Hates Chris), is one of several animated series in the works at Fox, including another pilot presentation for a half-hour comedy from Amy Poehler, The Simpsons’ veteran Mike Scully and his wife, former Simpsons writer-producer Julie Scully, which was ordered by the network last summer. This potentially creates competition for the longevity of Kevin Hart’s new series. Yet if this new show proves to pan out like any of his recent ventures, hopes are high for Lil Kev to join the likes of The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers as Fox network staples.