The Last O.G is filming this Thursday on Carroll Street, along the Park and between Smith and Hoyt, based on the pink notices posted this morning. Move your cars by tomorrow night, neighbors.
Last week Turner’s TBS announced that they had has cast Cedric the Entertainer (Barbershop), Taylor Mosby (Criminal Minds) and Dante Hoagland (The New Edition Story) as regulars in the upcoming comedy series The Last O.G., starring multiple Emmy® nominee Tracy Morgan (30 Rock).
The Last O.G., slated to launch later this year on TBS, a division of Turner, centers on Tray (Tracy Morgan), an ex-con who is shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released on good behavior from a 15-year prison stint, the press release states:
“Returning to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, he discovers that his former girlfriend, Shay (Tiffany Haddish), has married an affable, successful white man who is helping raise Tray’s twin sons who he never knew existed. Wanting nothing more than to connect with his kids, but having neither the money to support them nor himself, Tray falls back on the skills he learned in prison to make ends meet while treading unfamiliar territory.
Cedric the Entertainer will play Miniard Mullins, the head of the halfway house where Tray comes to stay after prison. He thinks of himself as the pinnacle of charisma at the house. Cedric the Entertainer has been a popular figure since his co-starring role on the hit comedy series The Steve Harvey Show. His extensive credits include the movies Barbershop, Madagascar, Ice Age and A Haunted House, as well as the television series The Soul Man, The Proud Family and The Comedy Get Down.
Mosby and Hoagland will portray Amira and Shahzad, Shay’s fraternal twins. They both physically resemble Tray but grew up in private schools and can’t relate to his hardscrabble upbringing. Tray is pretty certain that the twins are his, although Shay hasn’t admitted it yet.”
They join previously announced regulars Allen Maldonado (Straight Outta Compton), Ryan Gaul (Identity Thief) and Tiffany Haddish (Keanu) in the scripted comedy.
Produced by Turner’s Studio T, the series was created by Jordan Peele (Get Out, Key & Peele) and John Carcieri (Vice Principals), who also serve as executive producers with Morgan, Eric Tannebaum (Two and a Half Men), Kim Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men) and Joel Zadak of Principato Young (Key & Peele).