Calabasas and Compton are diagonally opposite areas of Los Angeles, geographically and in virtually every other sense. The gritty city of Compton was the backdrop for the blockbuster N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. And now the affluent Northwest suburb of Calabasas, home of a host of celebrities, is the setting of Straight Outta Calabasas, a single-camera comedy series project that has received a put pilot commitment at Fox.
The project is written/executive produced by Drawn Together creators Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein. Here is how they describe its premise: Two profoundly white, liberal LA parents discover their 10 year-old-son is a basketball prodigy. They suddenly find themselves wrapped up in a community they can’t possibly understand, forming an unlikely friendship with a family they have nothing in common with. 20th Century Fox TV, where Jeser and Silverstein are under an overall deal, is the studio.
Jeser and Silverstein recently worked on ADHD animated comedy series Axe Cop and Golan The Insatiable. Their live-action comedy experience includes stints on Andy Richer Controls The Universe, 3rd Rock From The Sun and Greg The Bunny. They are repped by WME.