- Marlon Wayans has inked an overall deal with HBO Max.
Marlon Wayans has set an overall deal with HBO Max.
With the deal includes a new one-hour special with Wayans, a multi-act special where he will host and he will work on a scripted and unscripted project. Book of Marlon will be the scripted project co-written with Rick Alvarez. It will be a half-hour comedy with Wayans starring as a fictionalized version of himself as he attempts to reconcile being a good person and father while being Marlon.
“I’m excited to be in business with HBO Max,” Wayans said. “Rick and I have had a lot of success in the streaming space and are excited to work with a company that is equally excited to work with us. We look forward to helping both brands grow rapidly and internationally. HBO Max is a great place to continue our mission of putting smiles on people’s faces.”
“Marlon is a ‘triple threat’ with an impressive resume that speaks to his acting talent and comedy prowess” said Suzanna Makkos, executive vice president of original comedy and animation for HBO Max. “We are thrilled to have his unique voice and comedic vision join our growing family of creators.”
Wayans and Alvarez have produced projects under their Ugly Baby Productions banner including the comedy classic White Chicks.
Wayans and Ugly Baby are repped by WME, 3 Arts, Morris Yorn.