Jamie Foxx is having an astounding 2013. The Academy Award-winning actor is co-starring in Overbrook Entertainment’s reproduction of “Annie” and has nabbed the role of Electro in the Amazing Spiderman sequel.
Now the “In Living Color” alum is prepping for a stint as executive producer and lead writer of a television series. Foxx is developing a script for the TNT network that is inspired by his relationship with his oldest daughter, Corrine.
The network revealed its partnership with Foxx during an up-front showcase of its latest series. TNT’s description of the show, titled “Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me” is:
Every teenager is embarrassed by his/her parents. But what if your dad decided to descend upon your life in every way? Inspired by Jamie Foxx’s relationship with his 18-year-old daughter, this comedy explores the dynamic between a parent and a child and all the embarrassment that comes with it.
The “D’jango Unchained” actor is also preparing for another TV project with the Syfy network. Foxx is writing, executive-producing and directing a five-episode horror anthology series. The show is still untitled, but is slated to debut in October during the network’s 31 Days of Halloween schedule.
Shadow & Act describes the anthology as a mix between “The Twilight Zone” and “Tales from the Crypt” with tales designed to chill our bones.
Foxx is one of several esteemed actors producing projects for TNT. Others include Sylvestor Stallone and Steve Carrell, as well as prestigious producers including Steven Spielberg and Dick Wolf.
Are you excited for Jamie Foxx’s new projects?