The plot has Hart playing successful comedian Kid – a bit like a version of himself. Kid’s stand-up comedy tour takes him back to his hometown, Philadelphia, where he reconnects with Carlton (Snipes), his older brother. It may have been best to keep Carlton at a distance. After one night, it appears that everything is about to change; both sides of the law are soon knocking.
“I got this,” Carlton tells Kid in the trailer. Kid, whose fame and success is now on the verge of completely falling apart, responds, “Why is it that every time you tell me you got it, I feel like I get in more trouble?”
The first moments of the trailer tee up what could easily be another Hart comedy, and then, boom, a welcome tonal change. Hart continues to tackle more serious fare following dramas such as The Upside and Fatherhood; it’s interesting to see him enter the crime-drama side of things here. Looks like a tense outing.
The series is written and executive produced by Eric Newman, whose credits include writing/exec producing Narcos & Narcos: Mexico. The first four episodes are directed by Stephen Williams (Westworld, Watchmen); the last three by Hanelle M. Culpepper (Star Trek: Discovery, The Flash).
True Story, also starring Tawny Newsome, Paul Adelstein, Will Catlett, Chris Diamantopoulos, Billy Zane, Lauren London, Ash Santos, John Ales, and Theo Rossi, will be streaming on Netflix from November 24th.