Kevin Hart will star in “Action Scene,” the latest Quibi original series, the streaming service announced Tuesday morning.
The series, which is produced by Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Network, the comedian plays a fictionalized version of himself who has just been rejected from landing the action movie role of a lifetime. Following the rejection, a string of untold events leads to the actor having to fight his way through a series of over-the-top action sequences with the help of Hollywood’s biggest action movie heroes.
The series will be executive produced by Hart along with long-time business partner and Laugh Out Loud president Jeff Clanagan, who will also serve as a producer. The two previously worked together to create the action-filled opening sequence to Hart’s 2016 concert film, “Kevin Hart: What Now?” with Tim Story, the film’s director.
“I couldn’t be more excited to bring big action and even bigger laughs to a new audience through this partnership between Quibi and Laugh Out Loud,” Hart said. “Our teams are working together to create something truly unique and I can’t wait for viewers to see it all unfold.”
Laugh Out Loud Network, which runs its own streaming service, produces original scripted and unscripted series, stand-up specials, live broadcasts, and programming based on candid celebrity antics. This includes the hit award-winning digital series, “Cold as Balls” which has received over 250 million total views to date, according to the company.
“Action Scene” joins a growing lineup of content at Quibi including a series based on the rise of Snapchat — a show Jeffrey Katzenberg compared to its own version of “The Social Network,” and a sci-fi drama starring Don Cheadle, a stunt driving show from Idris Elba, and a beauty series produced by and starring Tyra Banks.