Johnny Knoxville to Develop Comic-Book Adaptation ‘Hawaiian Dick’ With NBC

Series centers on a stateside cop who is exiled to Hawaii

Last Updated: November 17, 2015 @ 7:21 PM

Johnny Knoxville is pulling a “Dick” move with NBC.

The “Jackass” star is developing a one-hour comedic action series based on B. Clay Moore and Steven Griffin’s “Hawaiian Dick” graphic novel series with NBC.

The series centers on a stateside cop, Byrd, who is exiled to Hawaii and finds himself immersed in a dark and dangerous paradise. This tropical noir mixes a procedural with a lot of humor and the supernatural.

Knoxville will executive produce, along with 3 Arts Entertainment’s Michael Rotenberg, David Janollari and Chickie the Cop Entertainment’s Eric Gitter (“The Coldest City”) are executive producing along with Universal Television.

Paul Lovett and David Elliot, whose credits include “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” and “Four Brothers,” are writing the project.

Lovett & Elliot are repped by WME, Pricipato-Young Entertainment, and McKuin Frankel Whitehead.  Johnny Knoxville  is repped by CAA, 3 Arts, and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern. David Janollari is repped by Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Fineklstein & Lezcano. Eric Gitter is repped by WME, David Guillod of Primary Wave Entertainment, and Marin & Goodman.