Loosely inspired by Wayans’ life, Marlon centers on Marlon (Wayans), an inappropriate but loving father who is committed to successfully co-parenting with his polar opposite ex-wife Angie (Essence Atkins). Riddle will play Kevin, who introduces himself as Marlon’s best friend and occasional “business manager” but actually is just a guy who sleeps on Marlon’s couch, eats his food and repeatedly tells him that he is the “Wind Beneath His Wings.”
Marlon was written by Chris Moynihan who serves as showrunner and executive produces with Wayans, Rick Alvarez and 3 Arts’ Michael Rotenberg for Universal TV.
Alongside fellow former Late Night With Jimmy Fallon writer-performer Bashir Salahuddin, Riddle created and starred in two comedy projects for HBO, the second of which, Brothers In Atlanta, was picked up to series though it didn’t go forward. As an actor, Riddle did an arc on HBO’s Silicon Valley.