Tim Story, director of the Ride Along, Think Like A Man and Fantastic Four movie franchises, has come on board to direct and executive produce What Goes Around Comes Around, CBS’ single-camera comedy pilot from writer Dan Kopelman (Malcolm In The Middle) and producer Aaron Kaplan.
The project, from Warner Bros. TV and Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, centers on two fortysomething parents who were wild and reckless teenagers and now face their worst nightmare—raising three teenagers of their own. Kopelman wrote the script and is executive producing with Kaplan and Story.
This marks a reteaming for Story and Kaplan, who also are working together on the Nicki Minaj pilot at Freeform, which Story directed. In TV, Story also directed the pilots Standoff (Fox, drama) and Brothers In Atlanta (comedy, HBO), both of which were picked up to series.
Story, repped by UTA and Matt Johnson, is the highest-grossing African-American director, with seven movies opening at No.1 — Ride Along 2 (2016), Ride Along (2014), Think Like a Man Too (2014), Think Like a Man (2012), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), Fantastic Four (2005) and Barbershop (2002).