Steph Curry and Will Arnett are teaming up for a basketball comedy series at Fox, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Titled “The Second Half,” the multi-cam series “takes a humorous look at a retired NBA player who moves back home to Charlotte, North Carolina, buys a car wash and struggles to reconnect with his father, daughter, ex-girlfriend and childhood best friend. He starts to realize that when it comes to the game of life, he’s going to need a lot more practice.”
The comedy has received a script order (with a penalty attached) from the broadcast network and is executive produced by both the Golden State Warriors superstar and Arnett.
“The Grinder” alum Sean Clements is writing the script and executive producing alongside Arnett and Marc Forman for Arnett’s Electric Avenue banner, as well as Curry, Jeron Smith, Erick Peyton and Jenelle Lindsay of Curry’s Unanimous Media production company. Other executive producers include Tim Mcauliffe and Artists First’s Peter Principato.
“The Second Half” is a co-production between Fox Entertainment and Sony Pictures TV, a studio where both Curry and Arnett have overall deals for their respective production companies.
Curry is repped by Octagon Sports. Arnett is repped by WME, Artists First and Sloane Offer.