Peacock is developing a teen comedy drama about Black teenagers in L.A. from Real Husbands of Hollywood creator Chris Spencer and Grown-ish writer Chad Sanders.
How To Survive Inglewood is created and written by by the pair, who will exec produce alongside Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary of Revelations Entertainment. Matt Milkovich is producing for Revelations Entertainment
UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, is the studio.
The comedy drama follows Black teenagers trying to get through the absurd, treacherous, and embarrassing obstacles that come with adolescence. After moving from the suburbs to Inglewood, the Sanders family will find that teenage years are universally magical, confusing, scary, and hormonal, but in this new environment, the emotional swings are crazier because the stakes are higher.
Chris Spencer and Chad Sanders (left) were recently set to write the Universal Pictures-Will Packer Productions sports drama One and Done.
The project joins the nascent streamer’s development slate, which also includes projects including Straight Talk, a Jada Pinkett Smith-fronted couples comedy from Kara Brown and Rashida Jones, a reboot of Queer As Folk and a project based on SNL sketch MacGruber.
Bill McGoldrick, President of Original Content at NBCU Entertainment Networks and Direct-to-Consumer, recently told Deadline that its originals strategy is designed to be scaled up as it scales up its user base, which as of this morning hit about 10M.
Spencer is represented by CAA, Steve Smooke, Parallel Entertainment’s JP Williams and Del Shaw Moonves’ Abel Lezcano and Chris Namba. Sanders is represented by Headshell Management’s Oronde Garrett and Del Shaw Moonves’ Chris Namba. Freeman and McCreary are represented by CAA’s Fred Specktor.