Peacock is apparently the place to be if you’re a comedian with a autobiographical project for sale. The streamer has acquired Kevin Hart’s new half-hour singlecomedy camera, True to sizein what Deadline reports was a “competitive situation”.
True to size is based on Hart’s pre-comic days as a sneaker salesman in a Philadelphia mall in the 90s. Deadlinethe show “will follow 20-something-something-year-old Kevin after he stumbles upon a new job as a sneaker salesman at Sneaker World, and the family he forms from his team of team misfits b who are all equally lost on the way to ‘understanding’ life in their twenties.
The show is written, created and produced by comedian and writer Dan Levy (who recently served as co-executive producer on how i met your father– not to be confused with Schitt’s Creek Dan Levy). Hart will executive produce through his company Hartbeat Productions, alongside Doug Robinson and Sony Pictures Television.
Always true to his Philly roots, Hart led several projects located in his hometown. More recently, he starred in the somewhat less autobiographical series True story alongside Wesley Snipes. In it, Hart played a famous comedian returning home to Philadelphia and reuniting with his brother (Snipes) — after which things take a turn into thriller territory.
Levy also happens to have experience with Philadelphia-based autobiographical series. He spent six years as a writer and producer on The Goldbergsa fictionalized version of showrunner Adam F. Goldberg’s childhood growing up in the suburbs of that city.
Hot like the competition for True to size could have been, Hart clearly has a solid relationship with Peacock. The streamer hosts his interview series Heart to Heart, and recruited the comic to commentate on the 2021 Olympics and host a New Year’s Eve special alongside Snoop Dogg. No wonder, then, that Peacock had the opportunity to share Hart’s brotherly love. (Because Philadelphia, got it?)