Laurence Fishburne to produce Eddie B comedy in works at ABC

Los Angeles, Dec 28 (PTI) Actor Laurence Fishburne is set to produce a comedy for ABC with teacher-turned-comedian Eddie B in the lead role.

The actor will produce the half-hour ensemble comedy via his Cinema Gypsy Productions, reported Deadline.

The untitled series is inspired by Eddie B's stand up.

It follows an outspoken, stubborn middle school football coach (Eddie B) who, due to budget cuts, finds himself forced to teach eighth grade Science if he wants to keep his job.

Richard Manus has penned the script.

Fishburne and his producing partner Helen Sugland will executive produce. PTI SHD SHD