Jun 25, 2020 03:23 PM EST

Marlon Wayans Signs Multi Project Deal with HBO Max

Marlon Wayans Signs Multi Project Deal with HBO Max

HBO Max announced today that they have made a multi-project deal with Marlon Wayans. 

This deal includes an all-new hour-long stand-up special from Wayans along with a multi-act special in which he will serve as host. In addition, HBO Max will have a first-look deal at his scripted and unscripted projects. The first identified scripted project is a half-hour comedy, Book of Marlon, on the hilarious trials of his real-life, following the fictionalized version of Wayans as he attempts to reconcile being a good person and father with...being Marlon. The series is co-created by Rick Alvarez, who will also co-write the pilot with Wayans.

The untitled stand up special is a funny, twisted, and extremely honest look at Marlon's life that digs even deeper than his recent hit special Woke-ish.

Suzanna Makkos, executive vice president of original comedy and animation for HBO Max, said, "Marlon is a ‘triple threat' with an impressive resume that speaks to his acting talent and comedy prowess. We are thrilled to have his unique voice and comedic vision join our growing family of creators."

"I'm excited to be in business with HBO Max. Rick and I have had a lot of success in the streaming space and are excited to work with a company that is equally excited to work with us" said Wayans. "We look forward to helping both brands grow rapidly and internationally. HBO Max is a great place to continue our mission of putting smiles on people's faces."

Rick Alvarez has worked with Wayans for nearly 21 years. They have produced movies including Sextuplets, Naked, A Haunted House 1&2, Little Man and White Chicks, and EP'd tv shows such as Marlon, Funniest Wins, and I Can Do That.  They also EP'd Marlon's stand up special Woke-Ish and the award-winning feature documentary Sweet Micky For President.

HBO Max has also announced upcoming stand-up specials from Chelsea Handler, Tracy Morgan, John Early, Rose Matafeo, and Ahir Shah, along with a slate of five specials from Conan O'Brien's Team Coco.

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