ABC is creating a family sitcom based on the life of The Rap Yearbook and Basketball (And Other Things) author Shea Serrano. The San Antonio-born, Houston resident is writing the pilot script himself.
Parks and Recreation creator Mike Schur is serving as the executive producer for the series. “Got tired of waiting for there to be more Mexicans on TV so I asked @KenTremendous (Schur) to help me try & make a family sitcom for ABC about them,” Serrano tweeted, announcing the new project.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the series is inspired by Serrano’s childhood “growing up in a family with five uncles who all have different perspectives on manhood.”
Serrano’s The Rap Yearbook is currently being turned into a six-episode AMC documentary, executive produced by The Root’s Questlove and Black Thought. The docu-series comes out in 2018. The Rap Yearbook and Serrano's second book Basketball (And Other Things) are both New York Times Best Sellers.
got tired of waiting for there to be more mexicans on TV so i asked @KenTremendous to help me try & make a family sitcom for ABC about them pic.twitter.com/0DptymroRQ— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) October 21, 2017