Fans will recognize him from ABC’s black-ish, but now Allen Maldonado is headed to TBS to star opposite Tracy Morgan in a currently untitled comedy series.
In the untitled series executive produced by Jordan Peele, after being released on good behavior from a 15-year prison stint, Tray (Morgan) is shocked to see just how much the world has changed in his absence. Returning to his newly-gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, Tray discovers that his former girlfriend has married an affable, successful white man, who is helping raise his twin sons he never knew existed. Wanting nothing more than to connect with his kids, but having neither the money to support them nor himself, Tracy falls back on the skills he learned in prison to make ends meet while treading on unfamiliar territory.
Allen will play Tray’s cousin, a scamming, two-bit hustler who helps Tray adjust to life outside of prison.
The untitled series was initially plotted at FX, but after the network passed on the pilot, TBS swooped in and ordered it straight to series.