NBC has given a pilot order to a series adaptation of the 2018 comedy “Night School” from Kevin Hart.
The multi-camera comedy, which Hart will executive produce, centers on a unique mix of adults at a night school GED prep class who unexpectedly bond over their shared experience and find themselves helping each other both inside and outside of the classroom.
“Marlon” creator Chris Moynihan is writer and executive producer on the pilot.
Released in September 2018, “Night School” starred Hart as a high school dropout who returns to his would-be alma mater to obtain his GED under the tutelage of an unorthodox teacher, played by Tiffany Haddish. The film grossed $77 million at the domestic box office but was roundly panned by critics, with a 27% fresh rating on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.
The adaptation hails from Universal Television, Moynihan’s Bicycle Path Productions, Hartbeat Productions and Will Packer Media, which produced the original film. Packer, Sheila Ducksworth and Malcolm D. Lee, the film’s director, will executive produce alongside Hart and Moynihan.
The project marks one of the first broadcast pilots picked up during the 2020 season. Earlier this week, ABC announced pilot orders for the vampire soap “The Brides” from “Riverdale” creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and a “thirtysomething” sequel series called “thirtysomething(else).”