Kal Penn to star in an NBC comedy pilot from producer Michael Schur
The Designated Survivor star is teaming with Parks and Recreation and The Good Place writer Matt Murray on the untitled comedy pilot, portraying a "disgraced New York City Councilman and former baseball wunderkind Garrett Shah who finds his calling when faced with six recent immigrants in search of the American Dream." Penn and Murray are co-writing the potential series that has received a pilot commitment from NBC. The Good Place creator Schur will supervise as executive producer. Penn is expected to continue starring on Designated Survivor, which ABC canceled and Netflix resurrected for a third season. Penn is also hosting an Amazon docuseries on the world economy.
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