The comedy pilot “Belated” from creator Peter Tolan and starring Kal Penn will not be transferring ahead at FX, Selection has realized solely from sources.
The half-hour collection was meant to observe an sudden intergenerational friendship between Sachin (Penn), a just lately out man in his 40s, and Clay (Kaden Kearney), a 17-year-old trans teen, as Sachin and his ex-wife and youngsters try to search out their new regular. Together with Penn and Kearney, the pilot starred Ellie Taylor, Amir Bageria, and EaeMya ThynGi.
FX didn’t instantly reply to Selection‘s request for remark.
Tolan wrote, directed, and government produced the “Belated” pilot. Nick Alford of Cloudland additionally government produced. FX Productions was the studio. Variety exclusively reported the pilot had been arrange on the primary cabler again in October 2021.
The pilot would have introduced Tolan again into the FX fold. He beforehand co-created the hit FX collection “Rescue Me” with Denis Leary. The present, during which Leary additionally starred as New York firefighter Tommy Gavin, ran for seven seasons and 93 episodes on the cabler. Tolan obtained three Emmy nominations for his work on the collection, together with one for guiding the pilot. Tolan can be recognized for his work on “The Larry Sanders Present,” for which he and Garry Shandling received the Emmy for finest writing in a comedy collection in 1998.
FX has a lot of different comedy pilots within the works at current. Most just lately, the essential cabler ordered the pilot “English Teacher” from Brian Jordan Alvarez a couple of homosexual English trainer in Texas and an untitled comedy from Lauren Ludwig a couple of group of queer twentysomethings.
(Pictured: Kal Penn)