Last year, Kelvin Hart starred alongside Wesley Snipes in “True Story,” a limited series based on his early life in Philadelphia. Now, the Jumanji star is once again drawing inspiration from his life for True To Size, a half-hour single-camera comedy, which, in a competitive situation, has landed at Peacock for development, Deadline reports.
Set in 1998, True to Size will follow 20-something Kevin after he stumbles into a new job selling sneakers at Sneaker World, and the family he makes out of its crew of b-team misfits who are all equally as lost on the path to “figuring out” life in their 20s.
Hart has spoken openly about his stint as a sneaker salesman, which he took very seriously at the time and strived to be the best at despite only taking the job to make his mom happy and keep him out of trouble. The gig would eventually change his life when the store manager convinced him to try standup at an open mic, which began his career trajectory.
The show is written, created, and produced by comedian and writer Dan Levy. Hart will serve as executive producer through his company Hartbeat Productions, alongside Doug Robinson and Sony Pictures Television.