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HBO Max Signs Overall Deal With Marlon Wayans, Sets Pilot Development For Comedy ‘Book Of Marlon’ & Greenlights Stand-Up Specials

HBO Max Signs Overall Deal With Marlon Wayans, Sets Pilot Development For Comedy ‘Book Of Marlon’ & Greenlights Stand-Up Specials

Marlon Wayans is getting into business with HBO Max. The actor and comedian has struck an overall deal with the WarnerMedia streaming service and has set a number of projects.

The digital platform is developing a pilot for Book of Marlon, where he plays a fictionalized version of himself as he attempts to reconcile being a good person and father with being Marlon. Wayans has co-created the show with his long-time producing partner Rick Alvarez and will star. Wayans and Alvarez have written the pilot.

It is the first scripted project that HBO Max and Wayans have identified as part of a first-look deal at his scripted and unscripted projects.

Separately, he will perform a stand-up special for the service as well as host another multi-act special. His own, as-yet-untitled special, will look at his life and will “dig even deeper” than his recent special Woke-ish.

It is the latest stand-up special for the service,

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