NBC has handed out its first pilot order this cycle to Night School, a multi-camera comedy based on the hit 2018 Universal movie, from Marlon co-creator Christopher Moynihan and the film’s star/producer Kevin Hart, producer Will Packer and director Malcolm D. Lee.
Penned by Moynihan, Night School the series centers on a unique mix of adults at a night school GED prep class who unexpectedly bond over their shared experience and find themselves helping each other both inside and outside of the classroom.
Moynihan, Hart, Packer and Lee executive produce for Universal Television, which serves as the studio; Hart’s Hartbeat Productions and Will Packer Media, the companies which produced the movie; as well as Moynihan’s Bicycle Path Productions. Will Packer Media’s Sheila Duckworth also is an executive producer.
The pitch was brought by NBC in the fall when Moynihan started working on the script while some of the deals took until recently to close.
Starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish, Night School was released in September 2018 and grossed over $103 million worldwide.
Bryan Smiley and Tiffany Brown Will oversee for HartBeat.
Moynihan co-created with Marlon Wayans and executive produced/ran the multi-camera comedy series Marlon, starring Wayans, which aired on NBC for two seasons.
He previously created the comedy series 100 Questions and Man Up!. Moynihan is repped by Rothman Brecher, Thruline and Felker Toczek. Lee is repped by Paradigm and Del Shaw.