EXCLUSIVE: Kal Penn is ready because the male lead of Belated, FX’s comedy pilot written, directed and govt produced by Rescue Me and The Job co-creator Peter Tolan, I’ve realized.
The half-hour comedy follows Owen (Penn), a not too long ago out man in his 40s, and his ex-wife Diana as they try to seek out their new regular and tackle new relationships whereas persevering with to co-parent collectively. The challenge additionally follows an sudden intergenerational friendship between Owen and Clay, a 17-year-old trans teen.
This can be a private challenge for each Tolan, who got here out as homosexual later in life, and Penn, 44, who got here out a few weeks in the past, asserting his engagement to his companion of 11 years in his memoir “You Can’t Be Severe”, printed on Nov. 2.
Penn’s character Owen is clever with a dry wit. He appeared to have life all discovered: he had an incredible spouse and household, a house in a quaint, upscale Connecticut city, and a distinguished job as the pinnacle of pediatrics at a high New York Metropolis hospital. However a hookup with one other man makes Owen reevaluate his sexual orientation and belatedly understand that he’s homosexual. He has to discover a technique to navigate his new actuality – whereas mending fences along with his family members – a problem made all of the extra daunting due to the arrival of Clay who randomly seems on Owen’s entrance stoop.
Nick Alford of Tolan’s Cloudland additionally govt produces the pilot. FX Productions is the studio.
Penn will likely be taking a break from touring in assist of his memoir “You Can’t be Severe” to hitch the USO and U.S. Area Drive Chief of Area Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond to convey some vacation cheer to Guardians and Airmen at two places, together with Thule Air Base – positioned simply 450-miles south of the North Pole.
Penn is govt producing and starring in Comedy Central’s upcoming vacation movie Scorching Mess Vacation, headlined by Surina Jindal and Melanie Chandra, the primary Diwali vacation film. He not too long ago starred within the CBS drama sequence Clarice and he voices one of many leads within the Disney Junior animated sequence Mira, Royal Detective. Penn is thought for his starring roles within the Harold & Kumar franchise, Home, Designated Survivor and Sunnyside, which he co-created. He’s repped by UTA, Dan Spilo of Business Leisure and Fuller Legislation.