Fox is working with Chris Garcia and The Lonely Island trifecta, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone for a potential comedy based on Garcia’s real-life story about how his immigrant parents lied about their home address, in order to give him a chance at a better public education.
Created by Garcia, the yet-to-be-titled comedy follows his experience as a first-generation Cuban-American trying to make the most of his high school life despite being surrounded by affluent, white surfer kids — and his dad who is taking ESL classes at the same school.
This marks Garcia’s first major writing credit. Fox nabbed the project as a script order with a sizable penalty. The Lonely Island trip’s Party Over Here banner will co-produce with 20th Century Fox Television. He penned the pilot with Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh of Modern Family. Corrigan and Walsh will serve as showrunners if the pilot goes to series. Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, and Billy Rosen have signed on as executive producers.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer