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Comedian Sinbad will play the lead role opposite Lil Rel Howery in the Fox comedy pilot Rel. A show that will be executivley produced by Jerrod Carmichael and Mike Scully.

Deadline reports the show will be written by Howery, Josh Rabinowitz and Kevin Barnett based off of Howery’s life. The show follows Howery as a man determined to be successful who lives by the motto, “always believe in yourself and great things will come.” It’s pushed to the max when he finds out his wife is cheating on him with his barber.

The show takes off with Howery trying to put his life back together as a divorced single father living on the west side of Chicago. Sinbad plays Howery’s father, Nat who’s more interested in his reputation in the community then caring about his son.

Howery is known for his role as a TSA worker in the comedy The Carmichael Show and for his role in the hit movie Get Out written and directed by Jordan Peele. You may know Sinbad from his role in films Jingle All The Way, Necessary Roughness and much more.

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(Source: Deadline)

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